HELLINGS, Peter William Craddock
Honours & Awards:
On the 6th September 1940 it was announced that Lieutenant Peter Hellings RM had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais .
- 1943 (Acting Major)(40RM Commando) awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli .
12th February 1946 (Captain)(Acting Lieutenant Colonel) received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe .
1958 ( Lieutenant Colonel)(40 Commando RM) received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in operations in Cyprus during the period 1st January to 30th June 1958 .
19th November 1968 (Major General) Hellings promoted Lieutenant General and took over as Commandant General Royal Marines .
13th June 1970 appointed K.C.B. .
1st January 1979 (General) appointed Representative Colonel Commandant Royal Marines .
His death was announced to members in the obituaries of Commando Association newsletter 92 issued in March 1991.
 London Gazettes Supp. 34941, page 5441
 London Gazettes Supp. 36367, page 687 [8/2/1944]
 London Gazettes Supp. 37464, page 911
 London Gazettes Supp. 41511, page 5974
 London Gazettes Supp. 44718, page 12402 / Navy News issue Dec 1st 1968
 London Gazettes Supp. 45117, page 6366.
 London Gazettes Supp. 47559, page 6836.
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