Peter Dixon - Commando training

Running time
1 min 36
Date made
Department of Veterans' Affairs


Bernie and I both were in training for engineering in the war, but we were overshadowed by the British 104 mission and they were the original commando people out from England and they were great people and we went down to Wilson's Promontory and went through their training but never put it into action... was tough training and in mountains down Wilson's Promontory and you climbed mountains.

You got into the water. They knew everything. There were 1 2 3 4 5 6 of them. They took me once on a trip to the Middle East... We went there. We were there for a few days then came back to Australia. Then the 1st Independent Company was set up... I made my first parachute jump that was my last parachute jump but they were just a great crowd of wonderful men.

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