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ARNOLD, David James

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant David Arnold died during operations in Aden [1].
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel [2]
"Sergeant David Arnold was killed during night operations on 7th August 1964. He was serving in 2 Troop 'X' Company 45 Commando in the Dhala area which has recently become the centre of intense dissident activity.

BAIZLEY, Michael John

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Michael Baizley was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division),  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 1st to 15th February 1965.
Citation

BLYTH, Eric Joseph

Colour Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Eric Blyth received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964 [1].

BOUCHER-MYERS, Bertram William Sydney

Known as: 
Bill
Major Boucher-Myers 4 Commando
Major
No 4 Commando
Lancashire Regiment (Prince of Wales Volunteers)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Bertram Boucher-Myers took part in the Lofoten and Dieppe raids receiving a MiD for the the latter [1], after which he was posted to the Staff College at Camberley. In 1946 he served with the East Lancs in India during their transition to independence. In 1949 he was posted to the military mission in Greece followed by a 2 year attachment to the Sudan Army.

BRAND, Douglas John

Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Douglas Brand was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate during the period 1st to 15th February 1965.
 

BREWER, Francis James

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Francis Brewer, Mortar Mobile Fire Controller, received a Mention in Despatches for gallantry in Aden between the 27th to 29th May 1967.
 
Sources
London Gazette 44440, page 11787.
National Archives file WO373/138/25.
 

BYE, Francis Clifford Edward

Known as: 
Clifford, Cliff
Lieutenant Colonel
Holding Operational Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Francis Clifford Edward Bye served in the Holding Operational Commando in April 1945 [1].
  • May 1966 to July 1967 Commanding Officer 45 Commando [2].
  • 1 January 1968 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources

CALWAY, David Gerald

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Calway was gunned down by unknown Arabs in the back streets of the Crescent area of Aden while in civilian clothes.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
The Times 18th May 1967.

CAMPBELL, Robert Adair

Major (later Lieutenant Colonel)
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct
Major Robert Adair Campbell received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct  in recognition of distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area during the period 8th-14th May 1965 [1].
  • 1971 Lieutenant Colonel commanding 41 Commando RM [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 43773, page 8973.

CLARK, Ian Campbell

Lt Ian Campbell Clark RM
Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Ian Clark died during a cross border operation to Sajingan Besar*, Indonesia.
He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in support of operations and had previously served in Aden with 45 Commando RM.

DANE, James Thomas

Bombardier
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died on active service
Bombardier James Dane died when he fell over a cliff while on operations against dissident tribesmen in Aden. He was attached to 2nd Bn., Parachute Regiment at the time. Buried Silent Valley Cemetery later reinterred to Dundalk.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

DORLING, David George

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant David Dorling received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.
 
Sources
London Gazette 43636, page 4130.

EDWARDS, Brian Leslie

Major
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Brian Edwards, Officer Commanding 'Z' Company, received a Mention Despatches in recogntion of gallant and distinguished service in Aden in 1967.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 44558, page 3863.
[2] National Archives file WO373/138/70.
 

ESSEEN, David

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine David Esseen from Wallasey died whilst deployed to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.

GIBSON, Neil

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Neil Gibson received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in 1967 during operations in Aden [1].
Recommendation

GODDARD, Edward Charles Mackenzie

Known as: 
Ted
Captain
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Edward Goddard received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.
 
Sources
London Gazette 43636, page 4130.
Four Five - The Story of 45 Commando 1943 -71, author David Young.
 

HYDES, Richard

Known as: 
Dickie
Marine Richard Hydes 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Richard Hydes, from Bracebridge, Lincoln, died in a live firing training accident outside Dhala camp, Aden, while preparing for the initial Radfan operation.  A newly introduced GPMG went off accidentally whilst the gunner was moving position and hit his number two, Marine Hydes, who was ahead of the gunner locating a new fire position [1][1a][1b]

JEFFERY, Reginald

Lance Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Reginald Jeffery from Penzance died whilst deployed to Aden [1][2].  He was part of a training party that accidentally strayed across into Yemen and was ambushed. Four of the party were killed, one of these being L/Cpl Reginald Jeffery, who at the time was attached from 45 Commando RM to Headquarters Middle East Command [3].
 

KNOTT, Terence Peter Phayre

Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Terence Knott was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Aden.
Recommendation
Early on the morning of 30th May 1967, Lieutenant Knott was commanding the Recce Troop of 45 Commando Royal Marines, which was the emergency standby troop at Habilayn Aden, and was at fifteen minutes notice to move.

LETCHFORD, Andrew Campbell

Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Andrew Letchford was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division),  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 1st to 15th February 1

LITTLEWOOD, Peter

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Peter Littlewood was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations in the South Arabian Federation.
 
Recommendation

MACVICAR, Alexander

Known as: 
Sandy
Quartermaster Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Quartermaster Sergeant Alexander MacVicar received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.

MARTIN, Ian Campbell

Lieutenant Ian Martin 45 Commando
Major
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Ian Martin, a Troop Commander in 'Z' Company, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964 [1][1a].
Recommendation

MAYNE, James Thomas

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant James Mayne received a Mention in Despatches in recogntion of gallant and distinguished service in Aden.
Recommendation
Sergeant  Mayne has been the troop sergeant of the assault engineer troop in 45 Commando, Royal Marines, since March 1967.

MCGRATH, Edward

Known as: 
Sam
Edward McGrath 45 Commando
Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Edward McGrath, from Kirkdale Liverpool, died during fighting between dissident tribesmen in the Radfan mountains. 
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel, December 1964.
It is with deep regret we have to report the death of RM 16924 Corporal E. McGrath.

MUIR, David Alexander

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Muir died from injuries sustained when an enemy mortar bomb exploded close to him at Ad Dimnah, Aden. 

Sources
AFM ROH.
Paul Culling RM.
Globe and Laurel, August 1965 edition.
 

MUNSON, James

Known as: 
Jock
Colour Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant James Munson received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964 [1].

OWEN, John Ivor Headon

Major General
45 Cdo. RM
44RM Commando
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
John Ivor Headon Owen was Captain of 'C' Troop' 44RM Commando in Burma January 1945 [1][1a]. Post war he served in 42 Commando RM in Borneo and he commanded 45 Commando RM in Aden [2]
1 January 1963 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

PATERSON, George Begg

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant George Paterson was awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13th April to 15th October 1964 [1][2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 43636, page 4130.

PETTIGREW, James

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine James Pettigrew died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

POYZER, Gerald Anthony

Marine
43 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Gerald Poyzer, from Bingham Nottinghamshire, died at The Infirmary, Salisbury [1][2][3] from injuries received in a vehicle accident in Aden. [4]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1962.

QUINN, Bernard Anthony

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Bernard Quinn, No.1 on an 81mm mortar crew, received a Mention in Despatches for gallantry in Aden between the 27th to 29th May 1967.
 
Sources
London Gazette 44440, page 11787.
National Archives file WO373/138/26.
 

SMITH, Michael Stuart

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Michael Smith received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Aden.
 
Source
London Gazette 44508, page 871 published 23 January 1968.
 

SMITH, Robert William

Quartermaster Sergeant (Acting Regimental Sergeant Major)
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Quartermaster Sergeant Robert Smith was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in the New Years Honours List 1st January 1965 [1].
Additionally awarded the Military Medal for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate between the 9th to 15th February 1965 [2].

STEVENS, Terence Morton Patrick

Known as: 
Paddy
Acting Captain (later Lieutenant Colonel)
41RM Commando
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Captain Terence Morton Patrick Stevens, 41RM Commando,  was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. [1]
Recommendation 

SWINDELL, Roy Goldthorpe

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Roy Swindell, from Huntington, York, died whilst deployed overseas to Aden, cause of death not known to this archive.

Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices for 1963.
British Casualties, Aden 1955-1967.
 

TUCK, Keith

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Keith Tuck, from Ilkeston Derbyshire, died at the Royal Air Force Hospital, Aden.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
England and Wales Government Probate Death Indices.
 

WADE, Edward Alan

Sick Berth Attendant
45 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Sick Berth Attendant Edward Wade RN, attached to 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.
 
Sources
London Gazette 43636, page 4130.

WILSON, David McDonald

Marine David Wilson 45 Commando
David Wilson 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Wilson, a radio operator with 'X' Company, was shot and killed during operations in the Radfan Mountains about 60 miles north of Aden [1][2][3].
Obituary in the Globe and Laurel [2].

WOOLMAN, Tudor Lloyd

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Tudor Woolman, 42 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Aden in 1967 [1].
Recommendation
"On Saturday 11th November 1967 42 Commando Royal Marines was responsible for the manning of of a series of observation posts overlooking Tawani.

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