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DENISON, Mallinson Charles

Mallinson Charles Denison 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Lieutenant Mallinson Charles Denison, 3 Troop,  was one of the Commando contingent for Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on HMS Campbeltown in charge of a small protection party to cover the personnel carrying out demolitions on the dry dock.

DONNELL, Patrick Marshall

47RM Commando
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Donnell received a Mention in Despatches on 3rd April 1945 for good services while operating with the Army in North West Europe [1][2a]. On 10 April 1945 he was awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French [2a]. He was later appointed to the Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [2][2a]

ELLIOTT, Alfred John

No 2 Commando

Private Alfred Elliott, 3 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942. Embarking on board HMS Campbeltown he was taken prisoner after the raid and later imprisoned at Stalag 344 Lamsdorf* and Stalag 3A Luckenwalde**.

LEWIS, Anthony David

No 6 Commando
Officer Commanding No 6 Commando  from June 1944 onwards.
Commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1939 he served in France as part of the British Expeditionary Force.   A veteran of Dunkirk, he was promoted Lieutenant 3rd January 1941. After a brief spell with No 4 Commando, he rejoined the Dorsets to take part in Operation Torch. He joined No 6 Commando whilst out in North Africa. 

LORAINE, Peter Paul

No 6 Commando
Private Peter Paul Loraine, Essex Regiment, was awarded the M.M., announced in London Gazettes on 12 August 1941, in recognition of distinguished services in the Field [1].
  • 23 March 1941 Private Paul Peter Loraine from the Essex Regiment is commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the General List, service no. 183050, (without army pay and allowances). [2].
  • 10 August 1941 Second Lt. P.P. Loraine receives pay and allowances [3].

TAPLIN, John Aubrey

41RM Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Captain John Taplin was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours dated 31 May 1956 [1].
  • December 1942 (Acting Temporary Captain) Adjutant of 41RM Commando [2].
  • August 1943 Captain serving in 41RM Commando [3].


Private Robert Thomson 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Private Robert Thomson, 2 Troop, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Commando raid at St Nazaire on 28/29 March 1942 [1][2]. He embarked on board motor launch ML 262 [2].

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