OVENS, Patrick John
Lieut. Ovens served at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.
Post war he served as a Captain with 41 Independent Commando in Korea being awarded the Military Cross in 1951 for " gallant and distinguished service". Appointed OBE in 1968 when a Lieutenant Colonel, he remained in service and in 1974 became Commandant General Royal Marines.Sources Military Cross (London Gazettes Supp 39230, page 2749). Order of the British Empire (London Gazettes Supp 44600, page 6303 18th June 1968).
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