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847 Naval Air Squadron

Transcript of Royal Marines Routine Orders 105/95

Re-designation of 3 Cdo Bde Air Sqn RM as 847 Naval Air Squadron (R)

1. 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron Royal Marines will be formally incorporated into the Naval Air Command on Friday 1 Sep 95 and be re-designated 847 Naval Air Squadron.
2. The Squadron will continue to operate Army Lynx and Gazelle aircraft until the introduction of the Attack Helicopter into Army Air Corps Service.

Thereafter it will continue in the light utility role in support of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. 

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
Major Charles Cameron, OC 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron [1][2], was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [2].
"Major Cameron is the Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. 

CORRIGAN, Ian Clifford

Corporal Ian Corrigan, R.E.M.E. attached to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982. He served with the Air Squadron as a 'B' Flight Royal Marines Avionics Technician.

EVANS, Andrew Peter

Sergeant Andrew Evans was killed [1] when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2]
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

NUNN, Richard James

Lieutenant Richard James Nunn DFC
Lieutenant Richard Nunn died during operations in the Falklands.
On Friday 28th May 1982 the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was engaged in fierce fighting to take enemy positions in the area of Port Darwin. From dawn, Lieutenant Nunn, a Scout helicopter pilot, had supported the Battalion flying vital ammunition forward to the front line and had evacuated casualties heedless of enemy ground fire. 

POUNDS, Nicholas Ernest

Captain Nicholas Pounds, a Gazelle Helicopter RM pilot and Officer Commanding 'M' Flight during Operation Corporate, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his leadership, gallantry, and flying skills, during operations on the Falkland Islands, and in support of 2 Para at Goose Green, between 21 May and 14 June 1982 [1].
  • 30 June 1994 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1996 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer Commando Logistic Regiment RM [3].

ROBINSON, Adrian Spencer

Warrant Officer 2 Adrian Robinson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/203.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

THRESH, Leslie Hugh

Lieutenant Leslie Thresh was serving at HMS Seahawk, the RNAS Culdrose, at the time of his death. He was on board a Gazelle helicopter from 705 Naval Air Squadron when it flew into overhead power cables crashing into Pendruffle Wood near Herodsfoot six miles south east of Liskeard, Cornwall.  [Sources: AFM ROH / UK military aircraft losses - website ukserials.com]

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