NORWEGIAN INDEPENDENT COMPANY 1 (NOR.I.C.1, pronounced Norisén
(approx. "noor-ee-sehn") in Norwegian) was a British Special
Operations Executive (SOE) group formed in March 1941 originally for
the purpose of performing commando raids during the occupation of
* 1 History
* 2 Members
* 3 Operation Seagull agents
Kompani Linge Memorial, Glenmore Forest Park in Scotland
The original English-language administrative title did not have much resonance in Norwegian and they soon became better known as KOMPANI LINGE (Linge's Company). Martin Linge's death early in the war came to enhance the title, which became formalised as LINGEKOMPANIET in his honour.
The members of the unit were trained at various locations in the United Kingdom, including at the SOE establishment at Drumintoul Lodge in the Cairngorms , Scotland.
Their initial raids in 1941 were to
Operation Claymore ) and
According to Mitt liv, the autobiography of
Max Manus (1995. N.W.
Damm), the Linge Company was for a time counted amongst the most
decorated military forces in the
* Alf Aakre
* Karl Johan Aarsæther
* Knut Aarsæther
* Olav Aarsæther
* Jan Allan
Johannes S. Andersen
* Odd Andersen
* Gunnar Bjålie
* Gregers Gram * Evald Hansen * Nils Uhlin Hansen * Knut Haugland * Knut Haukelid * Claus Helberg * Kasper Idland * Fredrik Kayser * Arne Kjelstrup * Claus Gustav Myrin Koren * Jan Herman Linge * Martin Linge * Erling Sven Lorentzen * Max Manus
* Alf Malland * Oskar Johan Nordvik * Herluf Nygaard * Martin Olsen * George Parker * Alv Kristian Pedersen * Bjørn Pedersen * Arthur Pevik * Johnny Pevik * Jens-Anton Poulsson * Birger Rasmussen * Boy Rist * Joachim Rønneberg * Harald Sandvik * Einar Skinnarland * Ingebjørg Skoghaug
OPERATION SEAGULL AGENTS
Sverre Granlund - had also served as a commando during
* Emil Gustav Hvaal (codename Anchor) * Arne Vaerum (codename Penguin)
* ^ Bolstad, Erik (ed.). "Kompani Linge".
Store norske leksikon
* Jensen, Erling; Ratvik, Per; Ulstein, Ragnar (1995) Kompani Linge (Oslo: LibriArte) ISBN 82-445-0057-3 * Manus, Max (1995) Mitt liv (N.W. Damm) ISBN 978-82-517-9399-5