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Turkish Blue Berets / Komando[edit]

Turkish commandos are probably one of the most active commandos of our time. I think someone should make a section of them under the "after 1945" part. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:59, 10 February 2010 (UTC)

Going commando[edit]

Perhaps there should be a mention at the bottom of "going commando" being slang for not wearing undergarments. (Posted to Talk:Commando (military) by on Sep 9, 2004. ADH (t&m) 20:33, Jan 15, 2005 (UTC))

Maybe in a Glossary of Slang; if you have a source to back it up...Moonraker12 (talk) 11:18, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Going commando refers (talk) 16:51, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Perhaps put this in an "In popular culture" section? Many articles have such a section and it might be pertinent here. Bookgrrl holler/lookee here 22:13, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

Archived discussion from WP:RM[edit]

Commando (military)Commando

And by extension, CommandoCommando (disambiguation)

Are we really unable to discern a primary meaning, here? ADH (t&m) 20:40, Jan 5, 2005 (UTC)

  • Support. Death to imbecilic disambiguations. --Tony Sidaway|Talk 04:26, 7 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Michael Z. 07:29, 2005 Jan 7 (UTC)
  • Support. The three other uses are minor, and derivative of the first. Easy. — Ford 20:16, 2005 Jan 7 (UTC)
  • Support. Philip Baird Shearer 18:19, 8 Jan 2005 (UTC)
  • Support', what Ford and Tony said. Neutralitytalk 21:17, Jan 12, 2005 (UTC)

Any more pics?[edit]

Other than naval Jaubert?


are the US rangers a commando force? they are light infantry —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 12:19, 27 June 2007

Im not sure but id say they are. there not really special forces like thier US Army special forces "brothers". (ForeverDEAD 19:38, 14 August 2007 (UTC)) CnrFallon (talk) 22:23, 11 November 2008 (UTC) CnrFallon They were trained by British commandos in WWII and they fit the description.

Norsk Hydro Assault[edit]

.. damaged the Norwegian heavy water facility in Norway, in 1941. This effectively took Germany out of the Nuclear Arms development race, leading up to the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

The hydrogen facility itself could never be damaged seriously. It is an open secret, that the most "efficient" commando operation against this facility led to the killing of hundreds of Norsk Hydro employees. After the railway train with "modified" tank waggons had arrived on the site, it exploded just right on time of Norsk Hydro's shift changeover. Hundreds of people were present within short distance of the train. Anyhow, the fact that a German atomic bomb was never build (or never deployed) must have other reasons. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:07, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

UK Post 1945/ Irish Commandos[edit]

I'm removing this section as the only references I can find to Irish Commandos in google are to the Boer War, and no references to the Col. Millar. Also the section is badly written. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:00, 17 March 2008 (UTC)


"Commando" is a term fairly specific to Britain, I'd have thought, a brand of Special Forces. A lot of countries have Special Forces (someone's mentioned US Rangers) and they aren't called Commandos.
So is this to be a page about Special Forces in general (in which case it needs moving to that title), or about British Commandos (in which case it needs trimming)? Moonraker12 (talk) 11:14, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

dubious section on pakistan[edit]

section about pakistan looks fishy, especially the part after "Pakistan ZindaBad" —Preceding unsigned comment added by Richlv (talkcontribs) 13:43, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Agreed; this:
"Pakistan ZindaBad Pakistan's special forces are said to be one of the highly world class special forces. In the war of 3234, the SSG commandos from Pakistan based, killed about 6 Russian Spetsnaz with no casuality on SSG side. It is said that SSG men operated with the code name Balck Storks. In the several fight against India, SSG has proved its mettle, however in Kashmir Paratrooping incident, SSG faced very bed results. SSG has its hand in training the troops for Middle eastern Arab countries especially UAE and Saudia Arabia."
needs a citation at least. Even with that, it could constitute undue weight, or a non-neutral tone. And the style needs fixing. If none of these concerns are addressed, I suggest this bit be deleted. Moonraker12 (talk) 15:51, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

Portuguese origin of word dubious..[edit]

The use of kommando in the sense of a "military command" is certainly older than Boer interaction with the Portuguese in in Africa. See Commodore (rank). Stardude82 (talk) 20:01, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

This source seems to agree with me: Stardude82 (talk) 21:19, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

I did not agree. In the note at the bottom of the page of the link above says: "I have not, however, found the south african meaning of commando in any portuguese dictionary that I have consulted" That's because is a spanish word. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:36, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

It's a Spanish and Portuguese word. The Portuguese used it as the name for a military detachment, in Spanish it used to simply mean the given command itself -- (talk) 20:08, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Transvaal... why is this ambiguous.[edit]

I think broadly stating the area north of the Vaal river is a pretty good description of what I'm talking about. Is there a way of keeping the bots from correcting this or should the disambiguation be made? Stardude82 (talk) 21:31, 17 July 2010 (UTC)


I took the liberty of adding an Etymology subheading. The first paragraph in the History section seemed to deal more with the history of the word than the history of the subject. (talk) 20:38, 28 November 2010 (UTC)

Well, it doesn't make sense. Why would it stem from an Afrikaans word if that word itself stems from a Portuguese and Spanish word. Afrikaans is the by far lesser spoken, known and distributed word, so the less likely to be the source of anything outside the region. That's like saying "The word Viking stems from the French word Viking for the Swedish word Viking." Utter non-sense. -- (talk) 20:06, 2 July 2014 (UTC)
The term 'Commando' was selected for the British special forces by Churchill who had been a war correspondent in South Africa during the Boer War. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:20, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Karhu Team (Finland)[edit]

Karhu Team (Finland) is not commando unit. It's a swat team. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:56, 16 December 2010 (UTC)

Photo of NVA soldier[edit]

The photo described as being of an NVA (North Vietnamese Army) sapper is described in on the image page as being an ARVN (Army of the Republic of Viet Nam) soldier. Does anyone have an idea which label is correct? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:49, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Use Of French Commando Photo[edit]

I am unhappy with the use of the French Commando photo top right, the French Commando has no significant history or battle honours yet it is portrayed significantly at the start of the article, they are based entirely on the British Commando and as such it is a mockery and requires changing. 13:43, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

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The section on the South African Reconnaissance Commandos being disbanded and then reorganised along non-racial lines is wrong. A quick look at the page of the veterans will show that in fact the "recces" were South Africa's first mixed-race unit. I personally know a number of Special Forces members and they confirm what the official site says. Please fix this!vitéz 11:39, 26 August 2013 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Cavszabo (talkcontribs)

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