WOOD, Steven Patrick

Lieutenant Colonel
5 Commando
Royal Tank Regiment
Lieutenant Colonel (Temporary) Steven Wood was the first Commanding Officer of No 5 Commando when it was formed at Bridlington in July 1940 remaining in post until 8 November 1940 when he relinquished command [1]
Post war
  • Mentioned in Despatches for "gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January - 30th June 1949 serving with the R.T.R.  [2].
  • May 1953 promoted full Lieutenant Colonel [3].
  • 1957 appointed O.B.E. in the  New Years Honours List [4].
[1] No 5 Cdo War Diary + linked content below.
[2] London Gazette 38782, page 5906.
[3] London Gazette 39847, page 2566.
[4] London Gazette 40960, page 7.

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