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ABBOTT, Grant Paul

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Grant Abbott received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5838.
 

ADAMS, Mark

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Mark Adams received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.
 

ADAMS, Ross William

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ross Adams received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011.
 
Source
London Gazette 60095, page 5849.
 

ANDERSON, Bruce William Drysdale

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Bruce Anderson received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 [1].
  • 30 June 2018 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 61155, page 3471.

ANRUDE, Jack

Lieutenant Jack Anrude
Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Jack Anrude was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010 [1].
 
Lt. Anrude led his troop out of Patrol Base Hanjar accompanying an Afghan Special Forces unit to speak with locals at a mosque. 

ARMSTRONG, Liam Peter

Marine Liam Armstrong MC
Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Liam Armstrong was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2002.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56920, page 5274.
[Image] BBC News online 4 Dec. 2006.
 

BALLANCE, John

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal John Ballance was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
 

BATEMAN, Richard

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Richard Bateman was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59182, page 15640.
 

BIRCH, Marc John

Cpl. Marc Birch
Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Marc Birch died whilst deployed on operations with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population.

BIRDSALL, Steven James

Marine Steven Birdsall
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Steven Birdsall died during operations in Afghanistan. 
During the late afternoon of Sunday 13 June 2010, Bravo Company was providing security to Royal Engineers who were reinforcing the defences at one of the UK Check Points in Sangin.

BIRRELL, Stuart Martin

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Stuart Birrell received a Mention in Despatches, announced on 14 February 1992, in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [1].
  • 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2].

BOGLE, Dexter

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Dexter Bogle received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011.
 

BOWRA, Mark Andrew

Lieutenant Colonel
SBS
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Mark Bowra received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].

BRIDGER, Brian

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Colour Sergeant Brian Bridger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.

BROWN, Adam Robert

Marine Adam Brown
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Adam Brown died during operations in Afghanistan. 

He was conducting a reassurance patrol as part of 3 Troop, Alpha Company 40 RM Cdo., to provide security for the locals in the area. At approximately 1750hrs on Sunday 1 August, there was an explosion in the vicinity of his patrol base and he was killed instantly in the blast. [Source: MOD]

BROWN, Christopher Charles

Lieutenant General
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Christopher Brown, 29 Commando Regiment RA, was a Naval Gunfire Spotter attached to Special Forces during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service between 25 April to 15 June 1982 [1] [2].
  • 30 Sept 1987 promoted Major [3].

BROWN, Stuart Anthony

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Colour Sergeant Stuart Brown was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57070, page 12068 published 30 September 2003.
 

BUCHANAN, Craig Andrew

Marine Craig Andrew Buchanan 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Craig Buchanan was awarded the Military Cross for his immense bravery and remarkable composure under fire when his patrol was attacked by a rogue Afghan policeman, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

BURGESS, George

Lance Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Lance Corporal George Burgess recieved The Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59554, page 18537,  24 September 2010.
 

BURNS, Stephen

Acting Lance Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Acting Lance Corporal Stephen Burns was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2008.
 
Source
London Gazette 58999, page 4082.
 

BURRELL, Aleck Michael George

Major
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Aleck Burrell, Officer Commanding Lima Company, 42 Commando RM [1], received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011 [2].
  • 2nd September 2012 to retired list [2].
Sources
[1] MOD News Release 16 May 2011.

CANTERBURY, Derrin Mark

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Derrin Canterbury received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 4 January 2016 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 17 March 2016 [2].
  • 4 January 2018 promoted Captain [3].

CANTRILL, Richard John

Brigadier
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Major Richard Cantrill, 42 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel, 42 Commando, RM [2].
  • 2014 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

CARNS, Alistair Scott

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Alistair Carns RM was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1]

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].

CASEY, Christopher Raymond

Acting Lance Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Lance Corporal Christopher Casey received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 60283, page 18624 published 28 September 2012.
 

CHEESEMAN, Daniel James Edward

Major Daniel Cheeseman
Brigadier
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Daniel Cheeseman, 40 Commando RM, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 2012 Chief of Staff, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM [3].

CHEESEMAN, Kevin John

Warrant Officer Class 2
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Class 2 Kevin Cheeseman was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15639.
 

CHICKEN, Simon Timothy

Major General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Simon Chicken was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
  • 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando Group [2].

CHURCHWARD, Matthew

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Matthew Churchward, HQ ISAF, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 

CLARICOATES, Daniel

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Daniel Claricoates was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
Citation
Claricoates displayed outstanding courage and determination on three separate occasions. Every time he demonstrated remorseless and unerring gallantry in the face of the enemy.

COLES, Russell Howard

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Russell Coles received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15641.
 

CORCORAN, Matthew

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Matthew Corcoran received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2008.
 
Source
London Gazette 58999, page 4083.
 

CROUCHER, Matthew

Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher GC
Lance Corporal
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
George Cross (GC)
Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, RM Reserve, was awarded the George Cross for his extreme gallantry on 9 February 2008 when he willingly risked his own life in a most deliberate act of self-sacrifice to save his comrades from death or serious injury.
 

CUNDY, Robert Graham

Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Robert Cundy received the Queen's Commendation for B

CURLEY, Stephen Paul

Cpl Stephen Curley
Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Stephen Curley  died in an explosion whilst conducting a foot patrol in the Sangin area to reassure the local nationals and understand their concerns. [Source: MOD]

CURRY, Thomas Geoffrey

Mne. Tom Curry
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Thomas Curry died instantly as a result of enemy small arms fire when elements of 42 Commando were engaged in close-quarter fighting with the Taleban 

CURTIS, Daniel Gad

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Daniel Curtis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan between 1st April to 30th September 2007 [1].
  • 30 December 2017 (Colour Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources

DARLEY, Matthew Edward

Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
US Air Medal
Major Matthew Darley was awarded the US Air Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan.

DAVIES, Damian Jonathan

Mne. Damian Davies
Marine
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Damian Davies, Landing Force Support Party (LFSP), died as a result of a suspected suicide bomb attack south of Sangin, Afghanistan.  At the time of his death he was on patrol with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines.

DAVIS, Edward Grant Martin

Lieutenant General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Brigadier Edward Davis, O.B.E., Commander 3 Commando Brigade RM [1][1A], was appointed C.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011 [2].
  • 28 November 2011 promoted Major General [3].

DAVIS, Owen Edward

Captain Owen Edward Davis 40 Commando
Acting Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Acting Captain Owen Davis, Cultural Advisor, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his courage on operations in Afghanistan, in particular in an action to neutralise a sniper in a village peppered with multiple IEDs, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013. 
 
Sources

DAY, Tony Kenneth

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Corporal Tony Day was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3378.
 

DECHOW, William Ernest

Brigadier
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel William Dechow was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2002 [1].
  • 4 July 2006 (Acting Colonel) promoted Colonel [2].
  • 21 June 2011 promoted Brigadier [3].

DEERING, Robert Christopher

Cpl Robert Deering
Corporal
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Robert Deering died when shortly after 0715hrs a Viking armoured personnel carrier was involved in an explosion west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, injuring three other personnel and disabling the vehicle. As Corporal Deering approached the stricken vehicle to assess the damage, a second explosion occurred, killing him instantly.
[Source: MOD]

DEWAR, Duncan Andrew

Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Dewar received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Group [1a].
  • 31 December 2013 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
Major
RM Reserve
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Acting Major Henry Dowlen, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1].
  • Surg. Lt. H. T. B. Dowlen, was initially Commissioned on 1 July 2002 and appointed to the Trained Strength of the Royal Navy Medical Branch on 18th February 2008 [2].

DUNSTAN, Neil David

Mne Neil Dunstan
Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Neil Dunstan was killed by an explosion in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand, at 1647 hrs local time, while operating as part of Task Force Helmand's Information Exploitation Group. He was taking part in a routine joint patrol with soldier

DUTTON, James Benjamin

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ)
Legion of Merit (USA)
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]

DWYER, James Edward

LBdr James Dwyer
Lance Bombardier
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Bombardier James Dwyer died whilst on a patrol in Southern Helmand province when the vehicle he was driving struck an anti-tank mine. [Source: MOD]

DWYER, Ruairi

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Ruairi Dwyer was appointed M.B.E.(Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1].
  • 2015 (Colour Sergeant) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [2].
Sources

ELMS, Liam Michael

Cpl Liam Elms 45 Commando
Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Liam Elms, 45 Commando Royal Marines, Zulu Company, died as a result of an enemy ied explosion during operations in southern Helmand. The Company was conducting a local area patrol alongside Afghan National Army troops in order to reassure the local population.
 

EVANS, Tony

Mne Tony Evans 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Tony Evans died during operations in Afghanistan. He and Marine Georgie Sparks, both of J Company, had been conducting a foot patrol to the north-west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand province.

FAIRBROTHER, David

Mne. David Fairbrother 42Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Fairbrother, Kilo Company, died whilst deployed as part of Combined Force Nahr-e Saraj in support of an Afghan National Army (ANA) patrol into the village of Old Khorgajat.  Just under two hours into the patrol they were engaged with small arms fire from close range and Marine Fairbrother was fatally wounded.

FELLOWS, Steven James

LCpl Steven Fellows 45 Commando
Lance Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lance Corporal Steven Fellows was part of a patrol in the Green Zone south of Forward Operating Base Jackson when a Jackal vehicle struck an improvised explosive device in the Helmand River Wadi.  All three of the vehicle occupants were wounded with LCpl Fellows’ position as the vehicle commander taking the full brunt of the explosion.

FISHER, Daniel

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Daniel Fisher was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
On 6 March 2007 Fisher’s section was tasked with providing intimate fire support to clear a Taliban stronghold. His section commander wounded, Fisher stepped up to the role and retrieved the command equipment. The assault continued.

FISHER, Daniel Alan

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Daniel Fisher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan In 2007.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
 

FISHER, Shane David

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Shane Fisher was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59366, page 4834.
 

FORBES, Duncan Graham

Captain
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Duncan Forbes received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.

Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

FOSTER, Nicholas Paul

Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Nicholas Foster received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011 [1].
  • 30 June 2014 promoted Lt. Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 60095, page 5849.
[2] London Gazette 60939, page 3.

FRY, Robert Alan

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Legion of Merit (USA)
  • 1978 (Lieutenant) received Mention In Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

FULLER, James Andrew Murray

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Bronze Star (USA)
Major James Fuller was awarded the Bronze Star conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious service during coalition operations in Afghanistan. 
He was taking part in the Marine Corps Foreign Personnel Exchange programme, in which non-American officers can serve alongside their US comrades.

FYFE, Steven Daniel

Lance Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Steven Fyfe received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641.
 

GADIE, Philip

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Philip Gadie, 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

GALACKI, Toni

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Toni Galacki received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2010.
 
Source
London Gazette 59737, page 5641.
 

GILL, Martin Joseph

LCpl Martin Gill 42 Commando
Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Martin Gill died whilst deployed with his Multiple as part of a patrol in the area of Adensee in the Nahr-e Saraj (South) district in Helmand province. The aim of the patrol was to assess the atmospherics, meet and talk with local nationals, and disrupt insurgent activity in the area, in preparation for future operations.

GLANCY, James Alexander

Captain
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Captain James Glancy was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2012.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60456, page 5738.
 

GOODMAN, William

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain William Goodman, Operations Officer Bravo, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his skill and tenacity in leading the Transition Support Unit’s Operation Room in Afghanistan and ensuring that every opportunity was seized in advancing the campaign whilst remaining in relentless pursuit of insurgents, during the period 1 October 2012 to 3

GOSTICK, Dale Edward

Mne Dale Gostick ASRM
Marine
RM Armoured Support Group
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Dale Gostick died whilst serving as a Viking operator in 3rd Troop, Armoured Support Company, at the Sangin crossing of the Helmand River, southern Helmand province, Afghanistan. His troop were returning to their Forward Operating Base, after providing essential support to 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (2 PARA) Battle Group, when the Viking he was driving struck a suspected mine.

GROVES, Richard Geoffrey

Warrant Officer Class 2
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer Richard Groves received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

HALL, Simon Jeremy

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Hall, O.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Sources

HANSON, Sven Christopher

Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Sven Hanson was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2008.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58999, page 4081.
 

HARRIS, Tristan

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star (USA)
Major Tristan Harris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].

HARRISON, Christopher Lewis

Cpl. Harrison 40 Commando
Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Christopher Harrison, Bravo Company, died whilst part of a patrol alongside the Afghan National Army in order to help provide security for the local population of Sangin. At approximately 0620 hours local time on 9 May 2010, south of Patrol Base Shuga, Corporal Harrison was fatally wounded in an explosion.
 

HARRISON, Matthew Thomas

Mne. Matthew Harrison 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Matthew Harrison, Charlie Company, died whilst part of a joint reassurance patrol with the local Afghan National Army, south of Patrol Base Seylab Doo. At 1805 hrs local time, the patrol was engaged with small arms fire. Marine Harrison was mortally wounded in the attack. He was evacuated to Camp Bastion Role Three Hospital where he died of his wounds.
 

HARRISON, Thomas

Acting Lance Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Acting Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison, Company Intelligence Marine, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his exceptional service in providing his Company with first class intelligence that enabled them to make a major contribution to campaign success in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

HART, David Charles

Mne David Hart 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Hart, Charlie Company, serving as part of Combined Force Sangin, died in an explosion while on foot patrol in the Sangin District of Helmand Province.

HART, Jonathan Paul

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Jonathan Hart received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

HASLAM, Craig

Lance Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Craig Haslam received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011.
 
Source
London Gazette 60095, page 5849.
 

HEDGES, Justin William

Brigadier
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Major Justin Hedges, HQ Squadron, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • 1 July 2016 (Colonel) promoted Brigadier [2].
Sources

HEWETT, Alan

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Hewett was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.

HOGBEN, Richard

Leading Medical Assistant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches

Leading Medical Assistant Richard Hogben RN, attached 3 Commando Brigade RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009. 

HOLLINGTON, Richard Humphrey

Mne Richard Hollington 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Hollington, Bravo Company, died of wounds from an explosion that occurred on the 12th June 2010 whilst he was conducting a reassurance patrol in Afghanistan for the local nationals in an area to the south of Patrol Base Ezeray. He had been immediately evacuated to Bastion Role 3 Hospital where his condition was listed as critical.

HOLLOWAY, Richard

Capt Richard holloway 24 commando
Captain
24 Commando RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Richard Holloway died after being engaged by enemy fire whilst on operations east of Kabul. [Source: MOD / SFROH website].
 

HOLMES, Matthew John

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Died in service
Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Holmes, Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM, was appointed D.S.O. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • 19 March 2013 (Colonel) promoted Brigadier [2].
  • 9 May 2018 promoted Major General [3].

HOOK, David Arnold

Major General David Hook RM
Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel David Hook was appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM on 27 April 2001 [1].
  • 2009 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
  • 3 October 2011 promoted Major General [3].

HOOLE, Alexander

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Alexander Hoole received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

HORAN, Lee Stephen

Sapper
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches

Sapper Lee Horan received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.

HORROCKS, James

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant James Horrocks received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 .
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15641.
 

HOTINE, Anthony Dean

Mne Anthony Hotine 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Anthony Hotine, Alpha Company, died during the early morning as a result of an explosion which occurred when Alpha Company was conducting a joint reassurance patrol with the Afghan National Army in the area around Patrol Base Jamil, in the Sangin district of Helmand province.
 

HOULTRAM, Lee Andrew

Sgt. Lee Andrew Houltram RM
Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Lee Houltram, SBS, died [1] during operations targetting a Taliban bomb making factory near Gereshk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].
  • July 2008 received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan [3].

JACKSON, Mark Anthony

Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Marine Mark Jackson, 'D' Company, was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 59737, page 5640.
Report in the Daily Telegraph 27Mar2011.
 

JAMES, Paul Melvyn

Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Lieutenant Colonel Paul James was appointed D.S.O. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [1].
  • 22 August 2011 promoted Colonel [2].
  • 30 August 2017 to retired list [3].
Sources

JENKINS, Gwyn

Major General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Colonel Gwyn Jenkins  was appointed O.B.E.

JONES, Hefin

Colour Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Colour Sergeant Hefin Jones, HQ Squadron, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

JONES, Michael Peter

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Michael Jones died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]

JONES, Robert Daniel

Warrant Officer Class 2
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer Class 2 Robert Jones received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

LANE, Roger Guy Tyson

Brigadier
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Roger Lane received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1980 [1].
  • 1990 he received a second Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • 31 December 1993 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

LASKI, Michael

Mne. Michael Laski 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Laski died of the wounds he sustained in action on 23 February 2009 to the north of Sangin, Helmand province, Afghanistan. He passed away peacefully at Selly Oak Hospital in Birmingham on 25 February 2009 with his family beside him.

LAWTON, Peter

Acting Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
 
Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
 
Sources

LAYTON, David William

Warrant Officer Class 2
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 David Layton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007.
 

LAYTON, Jason

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Jason Layton was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

LEAVER, Andrew

Warrant Officer 1
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Sergeant Andrew Leaver, 45 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 12 August 2014 (Warrant Officer 2) awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [2].
  • Promoted Warrant Officer 1 [3].

LEE, Oliver Andrew

Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Oliver Lee received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

LEWIS, Ross

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Ross Lewis was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 61284, page 12288.
 

LIMB, Thomas James

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Thomas Limb, Troop Commander, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his leadership and dedication in training and mentoring the Afghan Police Force in his isolated check point in the face of continuous insurgent threats to coalition forces during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1][1A].

LISON, Adam

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Adam Lison received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

LITSTER, Alan

Brigadier
Fleet Protection Group RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant (Local Captain) Alan Litster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [1].

LLOYD, Wayne Robert

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Wayne Lloyd was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
 

LUCAS, Alexander James

Mne Alexander Lucas 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Alexander Lucas died of wounds received in an IED explosion.  He was a specialist Royal Marine Assault Engineer and his role within Victor Company placed him at the vanguard of troop action. With his specialist skills he provided intimate engineer support to the front line of the fighting troops.

MABROUK, Adam

Acting Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Adam Mabrouk received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641.
 

MACKIE, Jason Robert Frederick

Mne Jason Mackie ASGRM
Marine
RM Armoured Support Group
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Jason Mackie was supporting IX Company of the Welsh Guards when his vehicle struck an explosive device in the Basharan area of central Helmand, Afghanistan. The explosion killed Marine Mackie instantly and also injured his crew mate. At the time of his death Marine Mackie was serving as a Viking All-Terrain Vehicle Operator in 3rd Armoured Support Troop (AST) of the Armoured Support Grou

MACKIN, Travis

Mne Travis Mackin 3 Commando Bde
Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Travis Mackin, Communications Squadron, United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group, died in an ied explosion in Kajaki, northern Helmand province, during a joint patrol with Victor Company, 45 Commando Group Royal

MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
Lieutenant General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant General Rob Magowan joined the Royal Marines in 1989. After successfully completing his training he assumed several Troop Command roles, including a tour of Northern Ireland [1].
  • 2002 posted 42 Commando as Second in Command, deploying to both Kuwait and Iraq for Operation TELIC 1 [1].

MALONE, Bradley

Marine, Acting Corporal, Bradley Malone CGC
Acting Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Acting Corporal Bradley Malone was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette issue 59182, page 15640.
Errata London Gazette issue 59211, Notice ID: L-59211-943737.

MANNING, Duncan

Major (later lieutenant Colonel)
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Duncan Manning received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Source
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
 

MANUEL, John Henry

Sgt. John Manuel
Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant John Manuel died whilst deployed on operations with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population.

MARNER, Steven

Corporal
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches

Corporal Steven Marner received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.

Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

MARSH, David John

Mne David Marsh 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine David Marsh, Charlie Company, was conducting a patrol in the vicinity of Kajaki, Helmand province, accompanied by Lieut. John Thornton, when the vehicle they were travelling in was caught in an explosion. Medical treatment was provided prior to both being evacuated to the field hospital at Camp Bastion.

MASON, Jeffrey Sinclair

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Mason was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
Service
6 Assault Sqdn Royal Marines aboard HMS Intrepid in Mediterranean, 1980-1982 and during Falklands War, 1982;

MAYFIELD, Paul

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Paul Mayfield received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

MCDOUGALL, Ian

Captain
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Ian McDougall received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].

MCELVENNEY, Joseph Patrick

Captain
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Joseph McElvenney received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
  • 25th January 2014 to retired list.
Sources
[1] London Gazette 60095, page 5849.
[2] London Gazette 60796, page 4405.
 

MCGOUGH, Paul

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Paul McGough received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service at sea in October 2004 [1].
  • 2001 - Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the three-day siege of Afghanistan's Qala-i-Jangi jail [2][3].

MCKIBBEN, Robert Joseph

Mne Robert McKibben
Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Robert McKibben died in an explosion in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand, at 1647 hrs local time, while operating as part of Task Force Helmand's Information Exploitation Group. He was taking part in a routine joint pa

MCLAUGHLIN, Liam

LBdr Liam McLaughlan
LBdr Ross Clark (left) and LBdr Liam 'Paddy' McLaughlin
Lance Bombardier
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Bombardier Liam McLaughlin, and his friend and colleague, LBdr. Ross Clark,  both died during an enemy rocket attack whilst deployed in the Sangin area of Helmand province. [Source: MOD]
 

MCNAIR, Jonathan Robert

Acting Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Jonathan McNair received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5837.
 

MEAD, Nigel Dean

Mne Nigel Mead 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Nigel Mead, Lima Company, was fatally injured in an improvised explosive device blast during a cordon and search operation, partnered with the Afghan National Security Forces, of compounds suspected of being associated with improvised explosive device facilitation in the Loy Mandeh wadi in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.
 

MELHUISH, James Ian

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant James Melhuish received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641.
 

MERCHANT, Jeremy Mark

Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Jeremy Mark Merchant was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [1].
 

MESSENGER, Gordon Kenneth

General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
General Gordon Kenneth Messenger, C.B. D.S.O. O.B.E., was appointed K.C.B. on 11 June 2016 [1].
  • 16 May 2016 promoted General and to be Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The QUEEN [2].
  • Appointed C.B. 13 June 2015 [3].

MILAD, Hamze

Corporal
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Hamze Milad, attached to the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support Branch) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.

MILLER, Andrew Peter

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Andrew Miller, HQ Squadron, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

MILNE, Jason Robert

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Jason Milne, United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group,  received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • 1 October 2010 promoted Major [2].
  • 30 June 2017 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

MISKIMMIN, Stuart

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Stuart Miskimmin received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette 61284, page 12288.
 

MONTGOMERY, David Albert

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant David Montgomery, HQ Squadron, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

MORGAN, Huw Lloyd

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Huw Morgan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
 
30 June 2014 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 60283, page 18623 published 28 September 2012.

MORRIS, Richard Charles

Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Major Richard Morris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013 [1].
  • 30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1 January 2022 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

MUIR, Scott

Corporal
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Scott Muir received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641.
 

MULVIHILL, Damian

Cpl Damian Mulvihill 40 Commando
Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Damian Mulvihill died whilst taking part in a joint ISAF - ANA patrol engaged in operations near Sangin. The marines of Alpha Company were conducting a clearance patrol to deter Taliban intimidation of local Afghans. It was during this action that an Improvised Explosive Device was detonated, which sadly killed Corporal Mulvihill instantly.

NETHERY, Steven

Marine Steven Nethery 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Marine Steven Nethery was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15640.
[Image] M.O.D.
 

NORMAN, Jaimie McCoy

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Captain Jaimie Norman was appointed to the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2007 [1].
  • December 2020 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Source
London Gazette 58633, page 3612.

NORRIS, Paul Andrew

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Sergeant Paul Norris received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at sea during the period 11 to 25 May 2007 [1].
  • 25 July 2008 (Sergeant) awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2007 to 31 March 2008 [2].

O'CONNOR, David George

Corporal David George O'Connor
Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal David O’Connor, 'Charlie' Company, died whilst serving as part of Transition Support Unit Nahr-e Saraj. He was participating in a patrol to conduct low level training with the Afghan Local Police. While en route to conduct that training, the patrol came under small arms fire near the village of Char Kutsa. As a result of the engagement Corporal O’Connor was fatally injured.

O'HERLIHY, Simon

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Simon O'Herlihy was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
  • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Source

O'SULLIVAN, David Alan Anthony

Marine David O'Sulllivan RM
Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine David O'Sullivan, a veteran of Afghanistan, died from a drug overdose.
 
Ian Smith, Senior Coroner for Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire, concluded David died from a "drug-related death on a background of PTSD after military service and for which due to a number of failings he did not receive treatment".

OATES, Ashley

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ashley Oates received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

OGDEN, Gary

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Gary Ogden received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008. He provided vital medical aid to nine casualties in a single action. His combination of bravery and medical expertise undoubtedly saved lives.

PENROSE, Iain Andrew

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Iain Penrose received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.
 

RADEMAN, Kenten Luke

Marine Rademan 40 Commando
Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Kenten Rademan, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2007 [1].
  • 8 January 2018 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 22 March 2018 [2].
  • 8 January 2020 (Acting Captain) promoted Captain [3].

REDDY, Benjamin

Mne. Benjamin Reddy 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Benjamin Reddy, 'K' Company, died when his unit came under enemy fire during a deliberate clearance operation in the Kajaki area of Helmand Province.  He joined the Royal Marines on 18 April 2005 and deployed with K Company, 42 Commando Royal Marines to Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in September 2006. [Source: MOD]

REEVES, Martin Charles

Warrant Officer Class 2
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Martin Reeves, HQ Squadron, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10410.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.

RICHARDS, Robert Martin

LCpl Robert Martin Richards RM
Lance Corporal
RM Armoured Support Group
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Robert Richards was serving as Second-in-Command of a Viking All-Terrain Vehicle Section in 3rd Armoured Support Troop of the Armoured Support Group Royal Marines (ASGRM) when he was mortally wounded in the Nad e-Ali district of central Helmand, Afghanistan, on 22nd May 2009.

ROBINSON, Harry Thomas

Acting Lance Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Harry Robinson, Royal Marines Medical Assistant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Military Cross for his courageous and life-saving actions following an attack on his Troop by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

ROGERS, Simon Milward

Colonel
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Simon Rogers received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [1].
  • 27 June 2016 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1 July 2021 (Acting Colonel) promoted Colonel [3].
  • 1 January 2022 (Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [4].

ROSSI, Owen

Marine (later Corporal)
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Owen Rossi received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011.
 
Source
London Gazette 60095, page 5849.
 

ROUGHSEDGE, Mark

Colour Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Mark Roughsedge, HQ Squadron 3 Commando Brigade RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the

RYALL, Thomas Armstrong Scott

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Thomas Ryall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 [1].
  • 30 June 2018 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 6155, page 3470.

SADDLETON, Andrew David

Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Bronze Star (USA)
Colonel Andrew Saddleton was awarded the US Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America  in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 61155, page 3474 dated 26 February 2015.
 

SALZANO, Gerard Mark

Brigadier
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Gerard Salzano was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2000 [1]
 
Following promotion he also received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service twice:
  • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [2].

SAWYER, Thomas Herbert John

Captain Tom Sawyer
Captain
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Thomas Sawyer died in an explosion while taking part in a joint operation with a Danish Battle Group and the Afghan National Army north east of Gereshk in central Helmand. He was in a fire support team that was engaged in an operation to clear compounds in a known Taliban stronghold. Also killed was Corporal Danny Winter 45 Commando RM.

SCANLON, Michael John

Major
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Major Michael Scanlon, Officer Commanding Delta Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, for his contribution in Afghanistan to the development of the Advisory Team Enabling Company, where he melded a large and disparate group into a

SEATH, David Bernard

Captain
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died in service

Captain David Seath died of a cardiac arrest whilst taking part in the 2016 London Marathon. He was a fire support team commander for 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, based in Plymouth.

SEWELL, William Daniel

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal William Sewell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan between 1st April to 30th September 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
 

SHARP, Richard

Second Lieutenant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Second Lieutenant Richard Sharp received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

SHELLEY, Ryan

Ryan Shelley GM
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Marine Ryan Shelley was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1]
 

SHEPHERD, Steven

Warrant Officer Class 2
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer Steven Shepherd M.B.E. received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

SILCOCK, Matthew

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Matthew Silcock received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.
 

SMITH, Matthew

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Matthew Smith received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
 
Sources
London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
 

SMITH, Michael

Warrant Officer Class 2
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Warrant Officer Michael Smith died from injuries sustained when a grenade was fired at the UK base in Sangin, Helmand Province. He had served in the military for almost 22 years and during that service had deployed on operations to Northern Ireland, Iraq, Kuwait and Afghanistan, some of them on more than one occasion, as well as on exercises to Brunei, Canada, Kenya, France and Norway.

SOMERVILLE, Nigel John Powell

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Nigel Somerville was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
  • 2009 (Major) received a Mention in Dispatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [2].

SOUTINE, Benn Adam

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Colour Sergeant Benn Soutine received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2008.

Source
London Gazette 58999, page 4083.

STANSFIELD, Christian John

Marine
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Christian Stansfield, RMR Merseyside, collapsed and died of natural causes during a training mission in Norway. Christian joined the Royal Marines at the age of 17 and had served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland as well as a spell in Afghanistan.

STAZICKER, Anthony

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Corporal Anthony Stazicker was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2013.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5836.
 

STEPHENS, Seth Vincent Scott

Cpl Seth Stephens CGC
Corporal
SBS
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Seph Stephens, S.B.S., died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He was hit by enemy small arms fire while he was protecting and inspiring his British and Afghan comrades. He made a conscious decision to move to provide more effective covering fire. Moving along what was a very exposed position while under accurate fire, increased the risk to him significantly.

STICKLAND, Charles Richard

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stickland, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

SUMMERS, Scott Gordon

Mne Scott Summers 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Marine Scott Summers died in a traffic accident that occurred on the 4th February after he had volunteered to drive in a routine convoy in Helmand province. He received initial treatment in Afghanistan before being transported back to a specialist unit in the UK where he died on the 21st February.

SYKES, Dean Charles

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Sergeant Dean Sykes was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.

TAYLOR, Luke

Sgt Luke Taylor RM
Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Luke Taylor RM was attached to the Adjutant General's Corps, serving as part of Task Force Helmand when he was shot and killed at the main entrance to Lashkar Gah Main Operating Base in Helmand province.
 

TAYLOR, Michael Thomas

LCpl Michael Taylor 40 Commando
Lance Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Michael Taylor, Charlie Company, died during an exchange of fire with insurgent forces in the Sangin district of Helmand province. He was manning one of the sangars in the patrol base when the incident occurred.
 

TAYLOR, Scott Gregory

Mne Scott Taylor 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Scott Taylor, Alpha Company, died as a result of an explosion which occurred when he and Alpha Company were conducting a foot patrol to help reassure the local population and to increase security within the area around Sangin.
 

THOMAS, Jeremy Hywel

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Brigadier Jeremy Thomas, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 

THOMPSON, John Thomas

Corporal John Thompson 42 Commando
Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Thompson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
 

TOMLINSON, Matthew Robert

Warrant Officer Class 2
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Military Cross (MC)

Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 [1].

Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 [2].

TOTTEN, Philip Mark

Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Philip Totten was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [1].
  • 30 June 2012 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 16 July 2018 promoted Colonel [3].

TUCKER, Craig

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Craig Tucker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013.
 
Sources
London Gazette 60813, page 5837.

TURNER, Robert

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Corporal Robert Turner was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2009 to 31st March 2010.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59554, page 18536.
 

TWIST, Martin Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Bronze Star (USA)
Major Martin Twist was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, conferred by the President of the United States of America, in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan and

VEALE, Steven Edmond

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Sergeant Steven Veale was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in  2007.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
 

WAKER, Michael Robert

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Michael Waker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
  • 11 May 2018 (Colour Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valauable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [2].

WALKER, Jason Paul

Acting Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Sergeant Jason Walker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.

WALKER, Stephen

Cpl. Stephen Walker 40 Commando
Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Stephen Walker died in an explosion that happened near Patrol Base Almas, in Sangin, Helmand province. He was conducting a joint foot patrol with the Afghan National Army to reassure and improve the security for the local population in the area when the incident took place.
 

WARREN, Paul

Mne Paul Warren 40 Commando
Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Paul Warren, Charlie Company, was injured in an explosion when Patrol Base Airport Lounge was attacked by insurgents. Despite being given immediate first aid by his comrades, Marine Warren’s injuries proved to be fatal.
 

WATERS, Lee John

Colour Sergeant
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Colour Sergeant Lee John Waters, Recce Troop, was shot three times while on tour in Afghanistan; in the face, in his left hand, and in his left foot [Source: MOD].

WATSON, John Matthew

Acting Corporal
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Marine John Watson was awarded the M.C.in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011. 
 

WATSON, Richard John

Mne. Richard Watson 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Richard Watson died during operations in Afghanistan. Elements from the UK Task Force were patrolling to the north of Now Zad, a district in the North of Helmand, when they came under attack from Taliban forces. During the contact Marine Watson was hit by small arms fire and fatally wounded.

WATT, Andrew

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Andrew Watt received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.

WEBB, Adrian, C.

Captain
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer Class 2 Adrian Webb received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
  • 13 January 2014 commissioned Lieutenant [2].
  • 1 January 2015 promoted Captain [3].
Source

WEBSTER, Thomas

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Thomas Webster received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.

WESTON, Barry John

Sgt Barry Weston 42 Commando
Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Barry Weston was fatally injured by an improvised explosive device while leading a patrol operating near the village of Sukmanda in southern Nahr-e Saraj district Helmand province. The patrol was participating in an o

WHATLEY, Benjamin Mark Lawson

LCpl Ben Whatley 42 Commando
Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Benjamin Whatley died in Nad-E-Ali district, central Helmand, while Lima Company was conducting an operation to clear enemy forces from the north of the district. Leading his men from the front, Lance Corporal Whatley was killed by enemy fire during a prolonged and fierce battle with insurgents.
 

WHITE, Jon

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines

Captain Jon White, Recce Troop Commander, was severely injured when he stood on an Improvised Explosive Device while on patrol with 40 Commando Royal Marines in 2010 during Operation Herrick 12, at Sangin, Afghanistan. Jon lost both his legs above the knee, and his right arm at the elbow.

WIGLEY, Jonathan

Mne Jonathan Wigley 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Jonathan Wigley died as a result of injuries sustained while on an Afghan and UK Task Force force operation on the outskirts of the village of Garmsir, to dislodge Taliban forces who had been responsible for attacks on the town in recent days. He was airlifted to a UK hospital in Camp Bastion, where he sadly later died from his wounds.
 

WILSON, Neil

Lieutenant Colonel
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery

Commanding Officer 29 Commando Regiment RA during operations in Afghanistan.

Sources
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug.2007.
Numerous media reports.

 

WINSLOW, Edward James

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Edward Winslow received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15641 published 11 September 2009.

WINTER, Danny

Cpl dan Winter 45 Commando
Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Danny Winter died in an explosion while taking part in a joint operation with a Danish Battle Group and the Afghan National Army north east of Gereshk in central Helmand. He was a member of a fire support team that was engaged in an operation to clear compounds in a known Taliban stronghold.

WITHERS, Richard Reginald

Marine
RM Armoured Support Group
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)

Marine Richard Withers was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.

Source
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.

WOOD, Gerrard

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Gerrard Wood was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2012.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60456, page 5738.
 

WRIGHT, Gary

Mne. Gary Wright 45 Commando
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Gary Wright died as a result of injuries sustained when a suicide-borne improvised explosive device detonated next to the vehicle in which he was patrolling in Lashkar Gah, Helmand Province, Afghanistan.
 

WRIGHT, James Robert

Mne James Wright 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Wright, Juliet Company, died during operations as part of Combined Force Nad ‘Ali (North), Helmand. His patrol was involved in a significant engagement with insurgents in the Shpazh Gerebian area of Nad ‘Ali district. After being pinned down by accurate fire for several hours, the patrol managed to extract themselves back to their base at Checkpoint Kamiabi.

WRIGHT-HIDER, Simon

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Corporal Simon Wright-Hider was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2011. 
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60095, page 5848.
 

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