Commandos in the 14th Army. Yup. Commandos in Burma. What is that about? Some infantry units of the 14th army had commando platoons and/or companies. These are not the British Commandos formed to fight in occupied Europe. They were something else. The question is, what where they? Who were they? What were they for?
I first bumped into the concept of commando platoons in Jemina Fawr’s excellent series of blog posts on the 14th Army in Burma (Jemina Fawr, 2020):
Some uniquely Burma oddities were ‘Commando Platoons’ and ‘Assault Platoons’. Details are scant, but these seem to