- 30 ASSAULT UNIT
Papers collected or copied by Sqn Ldr David C Nutting and Lt Cdr Trevor James Glanville between [1974-1997] and used as research material for the book, Attain by surprise: the story of 30 Assault Unit Royal Navy/Royal Marine Commando and of Intelligence by capture (David Colver, Chichester, West Sussex, 1997) relating to the history of 30 Assault Unit, 1942-1946. Contemporary papers relating to 30 Assault Unit's service in North Africa, Greece, Sicily, Italy, North West Europe and South East Asia, 1943-1945, including typescript memorandum entitled 'Strategic and economic objectives (excluding port and town of Naples)', Italy, 1943; typescript memorandum from the Office of Flag Officer, Western Italy, Naples, entitled 'Co-ordination of organisations, SOE (Special Operations Executive), OSS (Office of Strategic Services), etc', 26 Oct 1943; typescript memorandum entitled 'Corsica, preliminary arrangements', Oct 1943; manuscript report, author unknown, of operations in Italy and Corsica, 34 Troop, 30 Commando, 15 Nov 1943; typescript and manuscript notes and messages, mostly relating to the requisitioning of Italian personnel and equipment, Italy, 1943-1944; typescript lists of potential operational targets for 30 Assault Unit in the Netherlands and Germany, 1944-1945. Copies of papers relating to 30 Assault Unit, 1943-1945, including typescript 'Inventory of documents and equipment taken from the German Embassy, Rome', Italy, 8-23 Jun 1944; typescript memorandum entitled 'Condensed summary of the organisation of the German Navy in the Paris area' ; typescript 'Operational report' by Maj W Strachen, Officer Commanding Special Engineering Unit (Military Section), 30 Commando, on Operation CARIBOU, an infilitration behind German lines to gather information on German forces, Vinca, northern Italy, May 1945. Typescript memoirs and correspondence from former members of 30 Assault Unit, and typescript draft chapters for Attain by surprise: the story of 30 Assault Unit Royal Navy/Royal Marine Commando and of Intelligence by capture, 1974-1997.
Nutting, David Colver, 1919-2015, Squadron Leader