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Mac Shimidh ag innse mu ionnsaighean nam feachdan Commando
EXTERNAL ID
GB232_MFRLORDLOVAT_11
ÀITE
A' Mhanachainn
SGÌRE
An Àird
SIORRACHD/PARRAIST
INBHIR NIS: Cill Mhòraig
LINN
1980an
CRUTHADAIR
Simon Fraser, 17th Lord Lovat
NEACH-FIOSRACHAIDH
Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh
AITHNEACHADH MAOINE
1547
KEYWORDS
Commandos
feachdan airm
An Dàrna Cogadh
àiteachas
uachdaran
uachdarain
claistinneach

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B' e Sìm Friseal, 17mh MacShimidh (1911-1995), an 25mh Ceann Cinnidh air na Frisealaich. Choisinn e cliù mar Chommando Breatannach anns an Dàrna Cogadh. Chaidh a dhroch leòn anns an ionnsaigh air Normandaidh ann an 1944, ach dh'fhàs e na b' fheàrr. Anns na bliadhnaichean an dèidh a' chogaidh, chuir e seachad mòran ùine ann am poileataigs, agus air oighreachdan an teaghlaich mun Mhanachainn.


Anns a' chòmhradh seo ri Sam Marshall bho Moray Firth Radio, tha MacShimidh a' cuimhneachadh air mar a dh'fhàs na Feachdan Commando sàr mhath air sabaid anns an t-strì.

'We started with a great deal of unpopularity because the regular army took the line 'Why should Sir Roger Keyes' (who was the first chief) 'why should he have a private army of his own?' And commanding officers were quite reluctant to spare volunteers, especially if they were their good officers, but I think we did cream off some very good officers and non-commissioned officers. And then we had to learn all about boating, because although we could shoot straight and march all night or swim, swim ashore - all these things that one had to do, we had to do it the hard way - we hadn't got facilities for getting - taking the war back to the enemy. But gradually we got a planning organisation set up in Richmond Terrace, London, where the chief of Combined Operations - it was first Sir Roger Keyes succeeded by Lord Mountbatten - and with Mountbatten the tempo rather quickened up.

'Churchill was entirely behind the idea although the chiefs of staff were reluctant to let Commandoes do things because it meant risking very limited aircraft, very limited shipping facilities, and the danger of losing good troops as well. Because we were - we had an inferiority complex, right through the services, after Dunkirk, and as I say the good people, all the tanks, were all being sent to North Africa, to the desert, fighting Rommel. But gradually we made our reputation, having been thought a lot of sort of playboys, cloak and dagger playboys. We gradually did things like San Nazaire which was, I suppose, a great feat of arms, and Dieppe, the Commandoes did pretty well, and we blew up a lot of harbour installations in Norway; went to Norway pretty often. And gradually we emerged as a formidable force. We did well in the Mediterranean; one of the Stirling boys, working behind the lines in the desert, destroyed a hundred and forty-two German aircraft and that's quite a performance in itself.'

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Mac Shimidh ag innse mu ionnsaighean nam feachdan Commando

INBHIR NIS: Cill Mhòraig

1980an

Commandos; feachdan airm; An Dàrna Cogadh; àiteachas; uachdaran; uachdarain; claistinneach

Rèidio Linne Mhoireibh

MFR: Lord Lovat

B' e Sìm Friseal, 17mh MacShimidh (1911-1995), an 25mh Ceann Cinnidh air na Frisealaich. Choisinn e cliù mar Chommando Breatannach anns an Dàrna Cogadh. Chaidh a dhroch leòn anns an ionnsaigh air Normandaidh ann an 1944, ach dh'fhàs e na b' fheàrr. Anns na bliadhnaichean an dèidh a' chogaidh, chuir e seachad mòran ùine ann am poileataigs, agus air oighreachdan an teaghlaich mun Mhanachainn.<br /> <br /> <br /> Anns a' chòmhradh seo ri Sam Marshall bho Moray Firth Radio, tha MacShimidh a' cuimhneachadh air mar a dh'fhàs na Feachdan Commando sàr mhath air sabaid anns an t-strì.<br /> <br /> 'We started with a great deal of unpopularity because the regular army took the line 'Why should Sir Roger Keyes' (who was the first chief) 'why should he have a private army of his own?' And commanding officers were quite reluctant to spare volunteers, especially if they were their good officers, but I think we did cream off some very good officers and non-commissioned officers. And then we had to learn all about boating, because although we could shoot straight and march all night or swim, swim ashore - all these things that one had to do, we had to do it the hard way - we hadn't got facilities for getting - taking the war back to the enemy. But gradually we got a planning organisation set up in Richmond Terrace, London, where the chief of Combined Operations - it was first Sir Roger Keyes succeeded by Lord Mountbatten - and with Mountbatten the tempo rather quickened up. <br /> <br /> 'Churchill was entirely behind the idea although the chiefs of staff were reluctant to let Commandoes do things because it meant risking very limited aircraft, very limited shipping facilities, and the danger of losing good troops as well. Because we were - we had an inferiority complex, right through the services, after Dunkirk, and as I say the good people, all the tanks, were all being sent to North Africa, to the desert, fighting Rommel. But gradually we made our reputation, having been thought a lot of sort of playboys, cloak and dagger playboys. We gradually did things like San Nazaire which was, I suppose, a great feat of arms, and Dieppe, the Commandoes did pretty well, and we blew up a lot of harbour installations in Norway; went to Norway pretty often. And gradually we emerged as a formidable force. We did well in the Mediterranean; one of the Stirling boys, working behind the lines in the desert, destroyed a hundred and forty-two German aircraft and that's quite a performance in itself.'