Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
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Lieutenant Gerald Jackson Bryan, RE, was awarded the Military Cross  for his gallantry during Operation Exporter, the battle of Litani River [view]. He was seriously wounded and lost a leg during this action .
Acting Captain Basil Gourlay was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving with 43RM Commando in WW2.
Post war he served in 45 Commando Royal Marines 1945-1948, Brigade Major 3 Commando Bde Royal Marines 1955-1957; OC 42 Commando Royal Marines 1963-1965, ultimately being appointed Commandant General Royal Marines from 1971-75 after which he retired.
- M.C. (A/Captain 43RM Commando) for gallantry, zeal and skill during the attack on Sarande and the seizure of the Island of Solta. [1 +2].
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