Warrant Officer 2
Royal Army Service Corps
Service numbers: 
RQMS Ron Crippin 2 Commando
Ron Crippin, then a Corporal in the HQ troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on motor launch ML 447 and was evacuated back to the UK.  He was awarded the British Empire Medal ( Military Division) "in recognition of distinguished services during the raid". (1)
  • He had previously seen action with 2 Ind. Coy., in May 1940 at Bodo, Norway, as part of Scissors Force. (2)
  • Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy" whilst RQMS with No 2 Commando.(3)
  • Post war Ron was a member of the Edinburgh branch of the Commando Association.
1. London Gazette 37162, page 3493 & 37536, page 1956.
2. Commando Association newsletter 92.
3. London Gazette 37368, page 5818 & Supp. 37536, page 1956.
St Nazaire Society website.
Surname also seen spelt as CRIPPEN.

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