Mentioned in Despatches
Major Michael John NORMAN, RM.
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Formed in August 1943 from the disbanded 1st RM Battalion, the Commando saw service in India and Burma. 42 RM Commando took part in the Battle of Kangaw on the 31st January 1945.
Redesignated 42 Commando RM early in 1946, having been 42 RM Commando (Light) since August 1945. Postwar, the Commando operated across the Globe with combat operations in Malaya, Suez, Borneo and Brunei, Northern Ireland, the Falklands, Iraq, and Afghanistan.
42 Commando Royal Marines have been based at Bickleigh Barracks just outside Plymouth, Devon, since the 16th September 1971.
Lieutenant Oliver Augustin and Marine Alexander MC of 42 Commando RM were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]
Marine Paul Collins died following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
CSM Horace Colwill died in Egypt.
Marine Neil Dunstan was killed by an explosion in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand, at 1647 hrs local time, while operating as part of Task Force Helmand's Information Exploitation Group. He was taking part in a routine joint patrol with soldiers from the Afghan National Security Forces when his Jackal vehicle was struck by an explosive device.
Marine Tony Evans died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Evans and Sparks had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they were badly wounded. Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion.
Sergeant Cecil Foster died whilst deployed overseas with 42 Commando RM.
Marine Dale Gostick died whilst serving as a Viking operator in 3rd Troop, Armoured Support Company, at the Sangin crossing of the Helmand River, southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. His troop were returning to their Forward Operating Base, after providing essential support to 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) Battle Group, when the Viking he was driving struck a suspected mine. Sadly, despite the best efforts of the medical team on site, Marine Gostick was pronounced dead at the scene.
Corporal Rowan Hannah died whilst deployed overseas with 42 Commando RM.
Mne. James Holloway was found dead on board the RFA Fort Rosalie which was moored in Dubai.A Royal Navy spokesman said: "We can confirm that Marine James Holloway died aboard RFA Fort Rosalie. The cause of death is still under investigation, however we can confirm it was not as a result of operational activity. Our thoughts and sympathies are with his family and friends at this sad time.” [Sources: BBC online, Sun online newspaper, and other media outlets.]
Marine David Howard, from King's Lynn,
Captain Leslie Jole was awarded the M.C., for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.
Marine James Jones was awarded the MM for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952.
Mne Kenneth Laws is believed to have served with 40 Commando RM in the Brunei and Borneo campaigns c.1962-1966. [Sources: AFM ROH / royal-marines.net website]
Marine Luther Leeves died in Egypt.
Marine Bernard Price, from Cardiff,
Marine Benjamin Reddy, 'K' Company, died when his unit came under enemy fire during a deliberate clearance operation in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province. He joined the Royal Marines on 18 April 2005 and deployed with K Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in September 2006. [Source: MOD]
Marine Stewart Rhyce-Rees died during his Commando training.
The death at the weekend of an eighteen-year-old Royal Marine who collapsed on Dartmoor during training is to be investlgated by a court of inquiry. Marine Duncan Rhyce-Rees, of Dudley Road, Birmingham was on a Commando march.
Marine Brian Short, From Poole,
Corporal Jeremy Smith was killed during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.
Marine Georgie Sparks died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Tony Evans, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province. Marines Sparks and Evans had moved on to the roof of a compound when, at around 0900 hours, there was an attack by insurgents armed with rocket-propelled grenades and they were badly wounded. Both received immediate medical attention and were moved to a secure location before being put on a helicopter to be transferred back to Camp Bastion.
Joe Rogers MM
No 2 Commando
No 12 & No 1 Commando
No 5 Commando