3 Commando Brigade RM

At the end of the war and without notice a decision was made to disband the Army Commandos. Demobilization commenced almost immediately with some Commando Units being merged for short periods as numbers dwindled.

The RM Commandos did not escape the cutbacks being reduced from eight units down to three. 3 Commando Brigade was reformed as 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.

In 1947 the Brigade consisted of 40 Commando ( formed from the disbanded 44RM Commando), 42 Commando, and 45 Commando, and a Commando Engineer troop.

Unlike in WW2, nowadays all Royal Marines are Commando trained. However this did not occur immediately.  Throughout the 50's and 60's recruits attended the Infantry Training Centre, Royal Marines at Lympstone. Once finished their infantry training, Marines had a choice of of going either on the Commando course, or on a Gunnery Course and going to sea on “Big Ships”.  

Eventually a decision was made for all Royal Marines to be Commando trained. In 1972 the name of the training centre at Lympstone was changed to the Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines (CTCRM). Veterans who served all their time on board ships wear the blue beret with red patch just as proudly as Commandos  who wear the green beret. These days the former is worn in service only by recruits, often harmlessly referred to in the past as Nods or Winks. Today the CTCRM delivers training recruitment and selection, recruit and Officer training, leadership and career training for the Royal Marines, as well as Commando training for the rest of UK Defence.

Additionally Army Commando units have again returned. During 1962, 29 Field Regiment RA were deployed with 25 Pounder guns in Aden and Kuwait, deterring Iraq from invading the oil fields. On the back of these deployments, the Regiment was re-roled as Commando Artillery. The newly formed 29 Commando Regiment RA trained for and passed the All Arms Commando Course at the Training Centre Royal Marines, Lympstone. It was a proud and historic moment when the first Army Commandos since the end of the War received their Green Berets on 15 May 1962.

24 Commando Engineer Regiment and 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers (V) provide integral engineer support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. Currently 24 Cdo RE consists of 54 Commando Headquarters and Support Squadron RE and 59 Commando Squadron RE, as well as 131 Independent Commando Squadron Royal Engineers.  

Today's Commando Logisitic Support Squadron can trace its Commando roots back to the 8th May 1964 when four Officers and 24 RAOC storemen and clerks completed their commando training and were awarded their Green Berets as part of the new 3 Commando Brigade Ordnance Field Park. Changing its name in 1972 to the Commando Ordnance Squadron, then being renamed again as the Commando Logisitic Squadron in 1996.

To earn the right to wear the coveted green beret you must first pass the All Arms Commando Course

'Roll of Honour 1946 - 2017'

Roll of Honour Army and Royal Marines Commandos 

The links below take you to the names of those who have died in Service since 1946.
 
Notes
This Roll of Honour is not complete as its is in the process of being compiled. 
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Died in service 1946 - 1979

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  • Commandos who have died in service between 1946 and 1979.
  • Recruits who died during their commando course.
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This Roll of Honour is not complete as its is in the process of being compiled. 
Contact us if you have information on any individual.

You can also search the ROH alphabetically or by date order HERE.

 
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them"

 

1946 - 1949

Surname

First name

Rank

Unit

Year

ANDREWS
Samuel
Cpl
41RM Commando
1947
BEDBOROUGH
Hubert
RQMS
40 Commando RM
1949
BRIGGS
George
WO2 
No 3 Commando
1946
BROUGH
James
Cpl
40 Commando RM
1948
BUSCALL
John
Capt
Commando School RM
1948
CATES
William
Mne
45 Commando RM
1957
COLWILL
Horace
CSM
42 Commando RM
1948
CULLEN
Michael
Mne
45RM Commando
1946
EDMONDS
Arnold
Lieut
40 Commando RM
1949
EDWARDS
Ronald
Cpl
No 5 Commando
1946
EDWARDS
William
Pte
No 3 Commando
1946
EVANS
George
Mne
3 Commando Bde. RM
1947
FOWKE
Roger
Mne
42 Commando RM
1947
GEORGE
Kenneth
Mne
45RM Commando
1946
GRIFFITHS
T.H.
Pte
No 5 Commando
1946
HOWARD
Percy
RQMS
45 Commando RM
1949
HUSBAND
Norman
Mne
45 Commando RM
1949
LEE
Rexley
Mne
3 Commando Bde. RM
1947
LEEVES Luther Mne 42 Commando RM 1949
NEEDLER
Jack
Cpl
No 6 Commando
1946
NUTT
John
Lieut
3 Commando Bde. RM
1946
OLIVER 
Frederick
Pte
No 4 Commando
1946
PHILLIPS
William
Pte
No 5 Commando
1946
PICKERILL
William
Sgt
42RM Commando
1947
PILCHER
Joseph
Mne
45RM Commando
1946
ROBSON
Thomas
Mne
45RM Commando
1946
SEARBY
Alfred
Mne
3 Commando Bde. RM
1949
SELWOOD
William
Cpl
45RM Commando
1947
SHARP
Peter
LCpl
No 2 Commando
1947
TAYLOR
Thomas
Gnr
No 4 Commando
1947
THOMPSON  
Thomas
Mne
42RM Commando
1947
TYRIE
Ernest
Cpl
42 Commando RM
1947
WARD
Ronald
Mne
40 Commando RM
1948
WATSON
Maurice
Mne
42RM Commando
1947
WATTS 
Ernest
Mne
44RM Commando
1946
WILSON 
Sidney
Mne
45RM Commando
1946
WOODHOUSE
Arthur
Mne
40RM Commando
1947

 

1950 - 1959
Surname
First name
Rank
Unit
Year
AHERN
Gerard
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
ALDRICH
Arthur
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
ALEXANDER
Charles
Mne
40 Commando RM
1952
ANDREWS Trevor Sgt Special Boat Service 1951
ARMOUR
Thomas
Mne
HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM
1956
BABB
Ronald
Cpl
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
BALDWIN
David
Sgt
45 Commando RM
1958
BARNES
Charles
Sgt
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
BARNETT
Terence
Mne
45 Commando RM
1950
BARRETT
Donald
Cpl
40 Commando RM
1953
BELSEY
Jarvis
Cpl
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
BLAKEWAY
Benet
Mne
45 Commando RM
1956
BOSTOCK
Harry
Mne
45 Commando RM
1958
BUDGEN
Paul
Lieut
45 Commando RM
1951
BURTENSHAW
Derek
Mne
40 Commando RM
1953
CASEY Graham QMS 45 Commando RM 1957
CHADWICK
James
Mne
40 Commando RM
1951
CHERRY
Roland
Mne
40 Commando RM
1951
CHIVERS Graham Musn HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM 1959
CLARK
Robert
Mne
40 Commando RM
1951
COBB Richard Mne Commando School RM 1952
COOP
James
Lieut
40 Commando RM
1951
DAVIES
Ronald
Cpl
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
DAVIES
Donald
Sgt
45 Commando RM
1953
DAYES
George
Mne
40 Commando RM
1951
DENNIS
Donald
Sgt
42 Commando RM
1956
DICK Louis Lieut 40 Commando RM 1956
DON
Ronald
LCpl
40 Commando RM
1953
DOWLING
Michael
Lieut
40 Commando RM
1951
DUDHILL
Lorin
Mne
40 Commando RM
1956
EAMES
Rex
Mne
40 Commando RM
1951
EATOUGH
Brian
Mne
42 Commando RM
1950
FACEY Robert Mne Commando School RM 1953
FINDLAY
Murdoch
Mne
45 Commando RM
1954
FORDHAM
Peter
Mne
45 Commando RM
1951
FOWLER
Michael
Mne
45 Commando RM
1956
FUDGE
Ronald
Mne
40 Commando RM
1956
GALLIMORE Walter Mne Commando School RM 1953
GARNER
Ivan
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
GENGE
John
Sgt
45 Commando RM
1951
GOODFELLOW
Cyril
Mne
45 Commando RM
1956
GRAHAM
John
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
GRANT Norman CSgt 45 Commando RM 1954
GREENING Raymond Mne 40 Commando RM 1958
HARWOOD
John
Lieut
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
HAYNES Peter Lieut 40 Commando RM 1957
HEARD
Lewis
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
HENRY
John
Cpl
45 Commando RM
1951
HEWITT Samuel Sgt Commando School RM 1952
HILL
Christopher
Cpl
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
HILLS
Stanley
Mne
41 Independent  Cdo. RM
1951
HITCHMAN
Keith
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM 
1950
HOOPER Alfred Mne Special Boat Service 1951
HOWARD
David
Mne
42 Commando RM
1956
HOWE
Norman
Cpl
40 Commando RM
1951
IRELAND
Leonard
Mne
40 Commando RM
1952
JARVIS Dennis Mne Special Boat Service 1951
JAUNCEY
William
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
JENNINGS
Frank
Mne
45 Commando RM
1954
JONES Alfred Mne 45 Commando 1954
JONES
Peter
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
KEYES
David
Mne
45 Commando RM
1950
KNOCK
Douglas
Surg.Lt
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
LAMB
Ernest
Mne
40 Commando RM
1951
LAMB Kenneth Mne 45 Commando RM 1956
MACDOUGALL Alexander Mne 45 Commando RM  1958
MACKAY
Peter
Capt
42 Commando RM
1951
MASTERS
William
Mne
       HQ 3 Commando Bde RM
1953
MATHIESON
Kenneth
Mne
40 Commando RM
1950
MCCARTHY
Peter
Lieut
40 Commando RM 
1956
MCCOURT
Joseph
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM 
1950
MELLING
Harry
Mne
41 independent Cdo. RM
1951
MILLER
Leslie
Mne
45 Commando RM
1951
MORRIS
Henry
Cpl
42 Commando RM
1954 
NEEDS
Robert
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
NEVARD
Ernest
Mne
45 Commando RM
1950
NICHOLLS
Reuben
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
O'HANLON Patrick Sgt 45 Commando RM 1952
ORR
Samuel
Sgt
40 Commando RM
1950
PARKINSON-CUMINE
Ralph
Capt
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
PARR
Dennis
Mne
45 Commando RM
1950
PRICE
Bernard
Mne
42 Commando  RM
1956
PUXTY Thomas Mne HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM 1957
RAINE Denis L/SBA RN, attd 41 Ind. Cdo. RM 1950
RHYCE-REES Stewart Mne 42 Commando RM 1955
ROBERTS Stephen Mne 45 Commando RM 1969
ROBERTS Terence Mne 45 Commando RM 1955
ROSE
Harry
Mne
42 Commando RM
1950
ROWE
William
Mne
42 Commando RM
1950
RYDER
Raymond
Cpl
40 Commando RM
1951
SHERGOLD Edward Mne Special Boat Service 1951
SHORT
Brian
Mne
42 Commando RM
1956
SKELTON
Stanley
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
SMITH
Derek
Mne
45 Commando RM
1952
SOUTHWORTH
Ronald
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
SPURLING David Lieut 45 Commando RM 1958
STOREY
John
Mne
42 Commando RM
1950
STRAIN
Eric
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
STRAY
Dennis
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
TAYLOR
Maurice
Sgt
40 Commando RM
1951
TROTT
Charles
Cpl
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
TURNER
Leslie
Mne
45 Commando RM
1950
UFTON
Edward
Lieut
40 Commando RM
1956
WALKER
William 
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
WESTWOOD
George
Sgt
45 Commando RM
1951
WEMYSS Brian Cpl 42 Commando RM 1959
WHEELER
Alfred
QMS
45 Commando RM
1956
WHITHAM
David
Mne
45 Commando RM
1958
WOOLDRIDGE
Royston
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1950
WRIGHT
Robert
Mne
42 Commando RM
1950
WYETH
Kenneth
Mne
41 Independent Cdo. RM
1951
YOUNG Terence Cpl HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM 1959

 

1960 - 1969

Surname

First name

Rank

Unit

Year

ALMOND 
Bernard Mne 45 Commando RM  1961
ARNOLD
David Sgt 45Commando RM 1964
BAKER
Paul Bugler 45 Commando RM 1961
BOUNSALL 
Keith Mne 40 Commando RM 1969
CALWAY
David Mne 45 Commando RM 1967
CHAPPELL
Reginald Cpl 42 Commando RM 1964
CLARK
Ian Lieut 42 Commando RM 1966
COLEMAN
Michael Cpl 45 Commando RM 1968
COLLIER Vivian Cpl HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM 1968
COLLINS
Thomas Mne 42 Commando RM 1966
CUNNINGHAM Robert Cpl HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM 1965
DANELLS
Peter Cpl 40 Commando RM 1965
DAVIDSON
Peter Sgt 42 Commando RM 1965
DEERING
Mark Mne 40 Commando RM 1964
DONNAN Christopher Mne 42 Commando RM 1967
DONNELLY Mark Cpl 40 Commando RM 1963
DUNN
Anthony Mne 45 Commando RM 1967
EASTERBROOK Anthony Capt ITCRM 1960
ESSEEN
David Mne 45 Commando RM 1967
FORMOY
Ronald Mne 42 Commando RM 1962
FOSTER
Cecil Sgt 42 Commando RM 1966
FREEMANTLE John Cpl HQ, 3 Commando Bde. RM 1967
GILLINGHAM
Graham Mne 42 Commando RM 1962
GRAY Thomas Colonel HMS President 1960
HALL Thomas Mne 45 Commando RM 1968
HANNAH
Rowan Cpl 42 Commando RM 1966 
HINCHLEY Derek Mne 40 Commando RM 1961
HIND
Joseph Cpl 42 Commando RM 1964
HUSSEY Gordon Mne 41 Commando RM 1965
HYDES
Richard Mne 45 Commando RM 1964
INCE Geoffrey Gnr 95 Commando Regt. RA 1965
JEFFERY
Reginald LCpl 45 Commando RM 1963
JENNINGS
Richard Mne 42 Commando RM 1962
JONES Kenneth Cpl 42 Commando RM 1962
KENYON Eric Mne 41 Commando RM 1961
KIERANS
Gerald Mne 42 Commando RM 1962
LAW James Mne HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM 1966