Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
After the fall of France in June 1940 the British established a small, but well-trained and highly mobile, raiding and reconnaissance force known as the Commandos. They were to carry on the war against the Axis after the evacuation from Dunkirk. The Commando recruits were trained at special centres in Scotland. They learnt physical fitness, survival, orienteering, close quarter combat, silent killing, signalling, amphibious and cliff assault, vehicle operation, the handling of different weapons and demolition skills.
oil on canvas
66 x 50.7 cm
gift from the Commando Association, 1984, not available at the time of photography