MADOC, Reginald William

Major General
Unit / Base: 
'42 Commando RM'
'Post war Commando School RM'
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Major General Reginald Madoc D.S.O., O.B.E., was appointed C.B. on 1st January 1959 [1].
  • 1951 (Lieutenant Colonel) (42 Commando RM) appointed O.B.E. for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [2].
  • 27 April 1951 Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service in operations in Malaya [2A].
  • 1957 (Brigadier 3 Cdo. Bde. RM) appointed D.S.O. for gallant and distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East, October to December 1956 [3].
Extract from the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives, Kings College
Born 1907; educated at King William's College, Isle of Man; commissioned into the Royal Marines, 1926; served at Deal, Kent, 1926-1927; Lt, 1929; served on HMS RODNEY, 2 Battle Sqn, Atlantic Fleet, 1929-1931; served at Chatham, Kent, 1932; HMS ROYAL OAK, 1932-1934; Aide de Camp to the Governor of Madras, India, 1934-1938; Capt, 1936; HMS COURAGEOUS, 1938-1939; served in World War Two, 1939-1945; Royal Marines Mobile Naval Base Defence Organisation 1 (MNBDO 1), UK, Egypt and Crete, 1940-1941; POW, 1941-1945; Instructor, Officers' School, Royal Marines, 1946; attended Staff College, Camberley, Surrey, 1947; local Lt Col, 1948; Instructor, School of Combined Operations, 1948; HMS VANGUARD, 1948-1949; Lt Col, 1950; Commanding Officer, 42 Commando, Royal Marines, Malaya, 1950-1951; awarded OBE, 1951; Commanding Officer, Commando School, Royal Marines, Lympstone, Devon, 1952-1953; Col, 1953; Chief Instructor, School of Amphibious Warfare, Fremington, Devon, 1953-1955; Aide de Camp to HM Queen Elizabeth II, 1955-1957; acting Brig, 1956; commanded 3 Commando Bde, Royal Marines, Malta and Cyprus, 1955-1957; commanded 3 Commando Bde, Royal Marines, during assault on Port Said, Suez Crisis, Egypt, 1956; awarded DSO, 1957; Maj Gen, 1957; Maj Gen, Plymouth Group, Royal Marines, 1957-1959; awarded CB, 1959; Maj Gen, Portsmouth Group, Royal Marines, 1959-1961; retired, 1961; Col Commandant, Royal Marines, 1967-1968; Representative Col Commandant, Royal Marines, 1969-1970; died 1986. [4].
[1] London Gazette 41589, page 2.
[2] London Gazette 39361, page 5431.
[2A] London Gazette 39215, page 2389.
[3] London Gazette 41092, page 3417.
[4] Papers held at the Liddell Hart Centre for Military Archives ref. GB 99 KCLMA Madoc.

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