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Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 .
Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 .
- 30 June 2012 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
- 16 July 2018 promoted Colonel .
- 29 December 2018 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
- 11 May 2018 (Colour Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valauable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field .
Commanding Officer 29 Commando Regiment RA during operations in Afghanistan.
Marine Joseph Windall died following the crash of a RAF Nimrod MR2 aircraft in Afghanistan.
He joined the Royal Marines in November 2002, completing his training in June 2003. After a short period of time working at RM Stonehouse, Plymouth, he successfully completed a Signaller Class 3 course enabling him to be employed as a communicator in all parts of the Corps. Since completing this course Marine Windall had been busy deploying all around the world for training exercises and operational tours. [Sources: AFM ROH / MOD].
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. Also killed was Captain Tom Sawyer of 29 Commando Regiment RA.
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.
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
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