"They were a major secret weapon of British operations and proved themselves over and over in fighting theaters all over Europe. Other Inter-Allied Commando units were designated by their country of origin such as #2 Troop, the Dutch Troop, but not #3 Troop. Churchill was skeptical of their abilities. He named them X-Troop... ...they were operationally spread out in twos and threes among many fighting units. In almost every action, they were the point of the spear into the Nazi hearts. X-Troopers landed in Normandy well ahead of D-Day."