DUTTON, James Benjamin

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
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Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton K.C.B., C.B.E., was awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [1]
  • 15 October 1996 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 40 Commando, Royal Marines [2].
  • 25 July 2002 appointed Commanding Officer 3 Commando Brigade RM [3].
  • 31 October 2003 (Brigadier)(A.D.C.) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003 [4].
  • 1 March 2006 (Major General) appointed Honorary Colonel 131 Independent Commando Squadron, RE (V) [5].
  • 12 June 2010 (Lieutenant General) appointed K.C.B. (Military Division) [6].
  • 14 December 2015 appointed Representative Colonel Commandant Royal Marines [7].
  • 5 August 2016 appointed Knight of the Order of St. John [8].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59554, page 18540 published 24 September 2010.
[2] Navy News issue August 1996.
[3] Navy News issue September 2002.
[4] London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 2 & errata LG Notice L-57241-1002.
[5] London Gazette Supp. 57945, page 4708.
[6] London Gazette Supp. 59446, page 2.
[7] Navy news issue February 2016.
[8] London Gazette Notice 2589550. 

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