Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
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Acting Lieutenant Colonel Cecil Farndale Phillips was the Commanding Officer of No. 47 Royal Marine Commando, Royal Marines, during operations at Normandy and Walcheren. Post war he commanded 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines during operations in Malaya.
- 1 September 1923 appointed Probationary 2nd Lieutenant RM [*].
- 1 September 1935 promoted Captain [*].
- 1 August 1943 - 3 January 1945 Commanding Officer 47RM Commando [*].
Major General Robert Grice Sturges, a veteran of WW1, commanded the Special Service Group from August 1943.
5 July 1940 (Colonel) (Royal Marines) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of his service as Commander of 'Force Sturges' to establish a base on Iceland .
19 May 1942 (Acting Major General) (Royal Marines) appointed a Royal Marine Aide-de-Camp to The King .
December 1942 Joint Commander of British Forces in Madagascar (121 Force)
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