Silver Star (USA)
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7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando , was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. 
18 May 1951 Captain (Local Major) Aldridge MBE was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished service with 41 Independent Commando, RM, in operations in Korea. 
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Drysdale assumed command of 44RM Commando on the 23rd April 1945. Formerly the Brigade Major he replaced Lt. Colonel Stockley who had been appointed to a position within Brigade HQ.*
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