Template talk:British Commando units of the Second World War

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Units for inclusion[edit]

Should the Special Air Service, Special Boat Service be included they were formed from men who were already commandos ?

Also what about the LRDG and Popski's Private Army they were not commandos in the true sense and as far as I am aware they did not go through selection or training. --Jim Sweeney (talk) 13:18, 5 May 2010 (UTC)


There were also RAF Commandos see links [1] [2][3] should they be included ? or are they more of a support type unit.--Jim Sweeney (talk) 13:22, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
I'd say that the RAF Commandos should be included. To be honest, I'd never heard of them before. As for SAS, SBS, LRDG, PPA, I'm not sure. I wouldn't be against their inclusion, though. One further suggestion I have is that the Royal Naval Commandos and 30 AU be included together in a grouping called "Royal Navy/Joint Service", while the Royal Marine units should have their own line (as there are quite a few of them) like the Army units. — AustralianRupert (talk) 08:58, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
The RAF units have been added I have created a Royal Navy section as the article states there were 22 units. It may need some digging to create 22 articles but see what I can find. --Jim Sweeney (talk) 09:15, 6 May 2010 (UTC)
I'm not sure that stubs should be created for all of the RN and RAF commandos. I'd suggest caution as they may not all be wiki-notable (being relatively small units). My take would be to just create a parent article called Royal Air Force Commandos such as that for Royal Naval Commandos as the small units are probably only about company size and probably haven't received the coverage required for individual articles. That's just my opinion, though. — AustralianRupert (talk) 10:53, 6 May 2010 (UTC)