HUNT, Darren

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P035637B & N029390X
Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].
  • 1991 (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • 31 December 2014 (Major) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
  • 4 August 2017 to Retired List [4].
Recommendation for MM
Corporal Hunt was a Section Commander in a Rifle Company of 42 Commando throughout the campaign. His qualities of leadership, determination, professionalism and good humour were outstanding, often in the most arduous and dangerous circumstances. During the attack on Two Sisters, he was the first to spot enemy positions and to give accurate reports which resulted in artillery fire being brought to bear. It was while leading his section that he became wounded and lost the use of his arm. Ignoring his wounds he continued to lead his men forward until they were successful in their mission.
[1] London Gazette 49134, page 12840 (errata LG 49196, page 16352).
[2] London Gazette 52703, page 16843.
[3] London Gazette 61092, page N6.
[4] London Gazette 62047, page 17024.
Forename amended in LG errata @ [1] above.

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