HOOPER, Richard Henry

Known as: 
Dickie
Rank: 
Captain
Regiment/Corps: 
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Service: 
Army
Service number/s: 
70956
Capt Richard Hooper MC 2 Commando

Captain Richard Hooper was awarded the Military Cross 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 he was in charge of an assault squad on motor launch ML 156, 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 Gazette 36251, page 5062
TD - London Gazette 39337, page 4933.
St Nazaire Society website
Storming St Nazaire, author James Dorrian.
Commando Association newsletter 67.


Ask Questions / Add Information / Add Photos

Use our Forum for research enquiries, or to add information or photos. [register now]
Your message will then be seen by the many knowledgeable members of our Forum.
Photos will be reviewed and added to the Archive if appropriate. 
Read some frequently asked questions here [FAQ's].
 
All content is researched and administered by the Commando Veterans Archive.