HOOPER, Richard Henry

Known as: 
Dickie
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
70956
Capt Richard Hooper MC 2 Commando
Captain Richard Hooper was awarded the MC for his gallantry during operations at Scaletta Sicily on the 16th August 1943. He had previously taken part in operations at Vaagso and St Nazaire. During the latter raid he was in charge of an assault squad on ML 156, badly wounded, and evacuated back to the UK.
 
On the 21st September 1951 it was announced that Capt. (Hon. Maj.) R. H. Hooper, M.C. of the King's Regiment had been awarded the Efficiency Medal Territorial.
 
The death of "Major Richard Henry Hooper, MC., TD. (2 Cdo & CBTC) of Minchinhampton. Nr. Stroud" was announced in Commando Association newsletter 67 issued September 1978.
 
Sources
MC - London Gazettes Supp. 36251, page 5062
TD - London Gazettes Supp. 39337, page 4933.
St Nazaire Society website
Storming St Nazaire, author James Dorrian.
Commando Association newsletter 67.
 

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