WW2 land, sea and air forces of the Allied Nations planning, training and operating together as a unified force on amphibious raids and landings against the enemy.

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Hundreds of thousands of visits each year to 200  web pages & 4000 photos. The Website has been published & hosted by Geoff Slee since 2000.

Around 40 D-Day Stories by veterans of the Navy, Army, Air Force and Marines who served in or alongside Combined Operations


How to Donate


How to Donate

To donate by credit or debit card please click on the button opposite and follow the instructions. You don't need a Paypal account to use this method of payment.

To donate by personal/banker's cheque or postal order please write your cheque or postal order payable to the Combined Operations Memorial Fund, add your address to the reverse and send to Geoff Slee, COMF, 35 Auchingane, Edinburgh, EH10 7HU, UK. Non UK donations are very welcome in UK pounds. Contact your bank or financial institution for details.

Thank you very much for your support. [Map courtesy of Google Map Data 2017.]


Date Income



Description of Income and Expenditure

22/08/19 50.00   1350.00

From Ian Price (Receipt No 286819). In memory of  Wren, Gladys Irene Croft who served at HMS Quebec, Loch Fyne, Scotland during WW2 and in appreciation of local assistance which allowed family members to scatter her ashes in a poignant ceremony near HMS Quebec. An appropriate end to the life of a wonderful lady who proudly remembered her wartime service.

29/07/19 50.00   1300.00

From Antonia Filmer (By Cheque Receipt Number 286818).

12/06/19 50.00   1250.00

From Brenda Gordon (By cheque. Receipt No 286817).

06/06/19 150.00   1200.00

Combined Operations Membership Subscriptions. (Receipt No 286816.)

06/06/19 50.00   1050.00

From Pam & Mike Wright and Jenny Robinson & Family. (By Cheque. Receipt No 286815.)

29/03/19 61.39   1000.00

Combined Operations Membership Subscriptions. (Receipt No 286814.)

28/03/19 20.00   938.61

From Simon Forty (Paypal ID ending B0217911. Receipt No 286813).

05/01/19 20.00   918.61

From Gavin Stokes (Paypal ID ending K3204012. Receipt No 286812).

28/11/18 20.00   898.61

From Martin Lewis (Paypal ID ending 347942. Receipt No 286811).

25/11/18 50.00   878.61

From Scott Addington for minor assistance in the provision of information for his forthcoming book 'Invasion! D-Day & Operation Overlord in One Hundred Moments.' (Paypal ID ending 6743N. Receipt No 286810).

17/10/18 25.00   828.61

From Ronald Windebank whose father Henry M S Windebank served in Combined Operations mainly at HMS Quebec, Inveraray, Scotland. (Paypal ID ending T279451H, Receipt No 288909).

22/09/18 30.00   803.61

From David Beadle, Norway whose father, Major Ian NN Beadle, served with 45 Royal Marine Commando, E troop (D-Day, Normandy, Holland, Rhine, Germany, Baltic. Dakar). RIP 1981. (Receipt No 286808).

04/06/18 50.00   773.61

From Katherine MacKay in loving memory of her late Father, Hugh Nigel Patterson, who was a Combined Opís veteran. ( Paypal ID ending X099970C, Receipt No 286807).

13/04/18 25.00   723.61

Mrs J Speck in celebration of veteran Charles Bostrom's 100th birthday. (Combined receipt No 286806 for £95.00 for this and two entries below).

13/04/18 20.00   698.61

Mr R & Mrs M O'Donnell in celebration of veteran Charles Bostrom's 100th birthday.

13/04/18 50.00   678.61

Mrs E M Bostrom in celebration of veteran Charles Bostrom's 100th birthday.

29/01/18 100.00   628.61

Donation from Veteran J V Dalling. (Cheque No 100814 - Receipt No 286804).

01/11/17 50.00   528.61

Donation Mr D C Beadle, Norway. (Cheque No 000400 - Receipt No 286803).

24/10/17   151.39 478.61

Signs Now - Replacement Memorial Information Display

29/09/17 30.00   630.00

Mr R M Tarry, membership No 230. (Cheque No 103526 - Receipt No 286802 ).

20/07/17 57.55   600.00

Combined Operations Membership Subscriptions

20/07/17 80.00   542.45

Mrs E M Turner [Large Print of "A Normandy Beachhead"] (Cheque  No 001620).

17/06/17 50.00   462.45

Wade Kinnear (Paypal ID ending K0944750S)

03/04/17 50.00   412.45

Val Lancaster (Paypal ID ending MF478921X).

01/03/17 110.00   362.45

Providence Picture Frame Co [Artist's Proof Print of "A Normandy Beachhead".] (Paypal ID ending D377092F).

12/02/17 100.00   252.45

Combined Operations Membership Subscriptions.

12/02/17 25.00   152.45

Richard Hope (Paypal ID ending W169811P).

31/01/17     127.45

Balance carried forward from the Memorial Construction Fund.

All transactions, income and expenditure, will be accounted for in the above statement. Every donation will be accounted for by donors name unless advised otherwise. As before, two signatures are required to authorise expenditure.

The original Memorial Fund, for the construction of the memorial and hospitality for 200 guests at the dedication ceremony, was set up in 2006. The target of £21,128 was achieved, indeed exceeded on 31/01/17 with the surplus of £127.45 becoming the opening balance of this fund as detailed above. The cost of routine maintenance undertaken by the NMA, estimated to be around £400 per year, will be factored in when a formal agreement with them has been signed.

News & Information

Memorial Maintenance

We have a small band of volunteers who take turns to visit the memorial each month, particularly during the growing season, to undertake routine maintenance such as weeding keeping the stones and slabs clear of bird dropping, lichen etc. and reporting on any issues. If you live near the National Memorial Arboretum and would like to find out more, please contact us.

Remember a Veteran

You can pay a personal tribute to veterans who served in, or alongside, the Combined Operations Command in WW2 by adding their details and optional photo to our Roll of Honour and They Also Served pages on this website.

Read the Combined Operations prayer.

Events and Places to Visit

To organisers: Reach the people who will be interested to know about your Combined Operations or war related event by adding it to our  webpage free of charge.

To everyone else: Visit our webpage for information on events and places to visit. If you know of an event or place of interest, that is not listed, please let us know.

To notify an event or place of interest, click here.

To visit the webpage click here.


Why not join the thousands who visit our Facebook page (click on icon above) about the Combined Operations Command in appreciation of our WW2 veterans.

See the 'slide shows' of the dedication ceremony and the construction of the memorial plus the 'On this day in 194?' feature where major Combined Ops events are highlighted on their anniversary dates with links to additional information.

You are welcome to add information, photos and comment or reply to messages posted by others.

Find Books of Interest 

Search for Books direct from our Books page. Don't have the name of a book in mind? Just type in a keyword to get a list of possibilities... and if you want to purchase you can do so on line through the Advanced Book Exchange (ABE). 5% commission goes into the memorial fund.

WW2 Combined Operations Handbook

This handbook was prepared for Combined Operations in the Far East. It illustrates the depth and complexity of the planning process necessary to ensure that the 3 services worked together as a unified force.

Submit your D-Day Story

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings and, to mark the occasion, The D-Day Story is asking the British public to share their experiences from the largest invasion ever assembled. Whether itís an account of the day from a veteran or a tale passed down by a relative, weíre keen to showcase never-before-heard stories for an exciting campaign to be launched later in the year.


The Gazelle Helicopter Squadron Display Team

The Gazelle Squadron is a unique team of ex-British Military Gazelle helicopters in their original military colours and with their original military registrations. The core team includes four Gazelles, one from each service; The Royal Navy, The Royal Marines, The Army Air Corps and The Royal Air Force. A fifth Gazelle in Royal Marines colours will provide intimate support for the team. Their crest includes the Combined Operations badge. The last, and possibly, only time the badge was seen on an aircraft was in the early mid 40s. A photo of the Hurricane concerned is included in the 516 Squadron webpage.

New to Combined Ops?

Visit Combined Operations Explained for an easy introduction to the subject.


About Us?

Background to the website and memorial project, and a look to the future; plus other small print stuff and website accounts etc. Click here for information.


Legasee Film Archive

As part of an exciting social history project, the film company Legasee has recorded interviews with veterans from any conflicts. These  films are now available on line. www.legasee.org.uk


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