93 (Airborne) Composite Company RASC was redesignated as an Airborne unit of 1st Airborne Division in early April 1943. Formerly the 93 Armoured Brigade Coy, based at Aldbourne, they were relocated to Marlborough and Wing Lines, Bulford prior to embarkation for North Africa. In North Africa, they were based at M’Saken, near
In November 1943, Company members were transferred to begin a new Company in 2nd Parachute Brigade (to be named 2nd Independent Parachute Brigade Transport Company RASC - 3 Officers and 90 OR’s). The remainder of 93 Coy were transported back to the UK (via SS Maloja) to Liverpool. The Coy had brief stays based at Longhill Hall, Branstone and Hartsholme Hall in early 1944 before returning to Field strength in Feb 1944 (12 Officers and 387 ORs). It was during this period that 93 Coy was redesignated as the Seaborne echelon and the Company undertook training exercises in seaborne landings in the Summer 1944 (when the Transport Platoon was returned from France to reinforce 165 Airborne Lt Coy).
In late September, 93 Coy took part in attempted relief effort for Market Garden. Using two 3 Ton vehicles loaded with ammunition, they attempted to reach
93 Coy took part in Operation Doomsday in May 1945, as part of the occupation of Norway to disarm German Troops, before returning to the UK in September 1945. After a brief move Minstead, New Forest the unit was disbanded in Winter 1945-6.
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