Set in the remote and rugged landscape of the Scottish Highlands, Achnacarry House, home of the cheif of Clan Cameron, became the centre of one of the Second World War’s most stirring enterprises - Commando training. Ideally suited to the strenuous training which gave the Commandos their unrivalled reputation for toughness and endurance, Castle Commando became the centre of a most remarkable collection of men. It is the story of these men, the instructors and staff at Achnacarry, and of the way in which they transformed ordinary troops into a fearsome fighting force that Donald Gilchrist, former adjutant of Achnacarry, tells in this book. Nothing about the Commandos conformed to normal standards of military behaviour, and readers will find that, grim though the object of their training was, the story is packed with humour and excitement. Characters abound - individualists who yet had a common purpose which emerges in the accounts of the Dieppe raid and the D-Day landings.
Also available Commando Country by Stuart Allan at the special price of £9.99