MACALPINE, Ian Ferguson

Lieutenant Colonel
Black Watch
Honours & Awards: 
Lieutenant Colonel Ian Ferguson Macalpine
Private Ian Ferguson Macalpine was commissioned Lieutenant on 22 June 1940  [1].
  • 18 August 1942 promoted War Substantive Major [2].
  • 18 August 1942 promoted Temporary Lieutenant Colonel, OC No.6 Commando [2].
  • November 1942 (Operation Torch North Africa) hospitalised with heart problems during the battle for Green Hill [3].
  • 23 September 1943 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa (Operation Torch) [4].
  • February 1944 Officer Commanding Holding Commando [5].
  • September to October 1944 Officer Commanding 43RM Commando [6][3][3a].
  • 21 April 1947 relinquishes his commission and granted the Honorary rank of Lieutenant Colonel [7].
[1] London Gazette 34877, page 3770.
[2] Army Lists 1839-1946, Jan 1945 Black Watch Regiment.
[3] The Green Beret, author Hilary St. George Saunders.
[3a] Nothing Much to Lose, author Michael McConville
[4] London Gazette 36180, page 4227.
[5] Navy Lists, Feb.1944, Holding Commando.
[6] Navy Lists, October 1944, 43RM Commando
[7] London Gazette 37939, page 1817.

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