HELLINGS, Peter William Craddock

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
Royal Navy

On the 6th September 1940 it was announced that Lieut. Peter Hellings RM had been awarded the DSC for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais. [1]

Whilst Acting Major in 40 RM Commando Peter Hellings DSC was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli. [2]

On the 12th February 1946 it was announced that the then Captain (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Peter Hellings, D.S.C., M.C., had received a MiD for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe. [3]

In 1958 as Lieutenant Colonel of 40 Commando RM he received a MiD for distinguished service in operations in Cyprus during the period 1st January to 30th June 1958. [4]

On the 19th November 1968 the then Major General Hellings CB, DSC, MC, was promoted Lieutenant General and took over as Commandant General Royal Marines [5]

On the 13th June 1970 Lieutenant General Hellings was appointed KCB. [6]

On the 1st January 1979 the then General Sir Peter Hellings KCB, DSC, MC, was appointed Representative Colonel Commandant Royal Marines. [7]

His death was announced to members in the obituaries of Commando Association newsletter 92 issued in March 1991.

[1] London Gazettes Supp. 34941, page 5441
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 36367, page 687 [8/2/1944]
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 37464, page 911
[4] London Gazettes Supp. 41511, page 5974
[5] London Gazettes Supp. 44718, page 12402 / Navy News issue Dec 1st 1968
[6] London Gazettes Supp. 45117, page 6366.
[7] London Gazettes Supp. 47559, page 6836.

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