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ADDIS, Alan

Royal Marines
Marine Alan Addis was serving with Naval Party 8901 when he disappeared in suspicious circumstances on the Falkland Islands in 1980.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Numerous online reports.]
 

BAXTER, Ian Stuart

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colonel Ian Stuart Baxter, HQ Commando Forces RM, was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

BISHOP, Andrew Ronald

45 Cdo. RM
Corporal Andrew Bishop was awarded the Military Medal for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation
On the night of 11th/12th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, 45 Commando Royal Marines, launched a silent night attack against strongly held enemy positions on the craggy hill feature of Two Sisters. Initially, until eventually detected by the enemy, they achieved brilliant surprise.

BLACK, George

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Leading Medical Assistant George Black, attached to 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Recommendation

BROWN, Christopher Charles

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
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].
  • 30 June 1997 (Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Colonel [4].

BROWNING, James Gardner

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Corporal James Browning, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was reported missing presumed drowned, after the cessation of hostilities on the Falklands, when caught in a sudden squall whilst in a dinghy off Port Stanley. He had previously served in 45 Commando workshops. 

BRUCE, Robert James

Major Robert Bruce
Royal Marines
Major Robert Bruce was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12857.
[Image] From an ITV film on an open day at Eastney.
 
Notes
In 2013 Major Robert Bruce was director of the Royal Marines Museum.

BURDETT, Julian

45 Cdo. RM
Corporal Julian Burdett was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation
On the night of 11th/ 12th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, 45 Commando Royal Marines launched a silent night attack against strongly held enemy positions on the craggy hill feature of Two Sisters, ten kilometres to the west of Port Stanley. 

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Major Charles Cameron, OC 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron [1][2], was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [2].
 
Citation
"Major Cameron is the Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. 

COLLINS, Trevor

59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Staff Sergeant Trevor Collins received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12852.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982 edition.
 

COOKE, Gordon

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Corporal Gordon Cooke, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.

CORRIGAN, Ian Clifford

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Corporal Ian Corrigan, R.E.M.E. attached to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982. He served with the Air Squadron as a 'B' Flight Royal Marines Avionics Technician.

CORYTON, Gervais Richard Arthur

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Lieutenant Commander Gervais Coryton RN was the Officer Commanding 'C' Flight RM, 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.

DAVIES, Barrie

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colour Sergeant Barrie Davies, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.

ECCLESTON, Gary

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Gunner Gary Eccleston, Bty. Cmdr's radio operator, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic on the night of 11/12 June 1982.

EVANS, Andrew Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Sergeant Andrew Evans died [1] when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2]
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

FRANCIS, Michael James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
 Colour Sergeant Michael Francis joined the Royal Marines in January 1963 and after basic training he served in both 45 and 43 Commando.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

GILLON, Roy

59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Lance Corporal Roy Gillon received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Falklands War [1].

HADDOW, Fraser

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Lieutenant Fraser Haddow, 3 Cdo. Bde R.M., Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (M&AWC), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service in operations on the Falkland Islands.

HOLROYD-SMITH, Michael John

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Holroyd-Smith, Commanding Officer 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].
  • 30 June 1985 promoted Colonel [3].
  • 31 December 1990 promoted Brigadier [4].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 49134, page 12857.
[2] National Archives file WO373/188/411.

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
45 Cdo. RM
Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].
  • 1991 (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • 31 December 2014 (Major) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
  • 4 August 2017 to Retired List [4].
Recommendation for MM

HUNT, Ian Nicholas

SBS

Sergeant Ian Hunt, Special Boat Service,  was killed during an exchange of fire with an SAS patrol near Teal, Falklands.  They had accidentally strayed into an area patrolled by the SAS. He was the only member of the SBS who died in the conflict.

Click here to Watch a video of a service at the memorial to him on the Falkland Islands in 2012.

HUNT, Malcolm Peter John

40 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Hunt was the Commanding Officer of 40 Commando RM during the Falklands War in 1982 [1].
  • 31 December 1983 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 49194, page 16123.
[2] London Gazette 49583, page 5.
 

JAMES, Kevin Michael

Royal Marines
Corporal Kevin James was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1978 [1].
 
In 1982 Sergeant James Q.G.M., RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches for his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 47804, page 4057.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.

JOHNSTON, Brian Ronald

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Acting Colour Sergeant Brian Johnston died during operations in the Falklands. 

He was killed on board Landing Craft Utility F4 from HMS Fearless during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. With the British Army’s 5 Brigade separated from their vital communications vehicles back at Goose Green, F4 under the command of C/Sgt Brian Johnston had been dispatched in poorly charted waters and under significant threat of air attack.  In a remarkable feat of pilotage, in darkness and without modern navigational aids, Brian Johnston reached Goose Green in good order and loaded the vehicles.

JOLLY, Richard Tadeusz

Cdo. Log. Regt.
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Richard Jolly, acting Surgeon Commander, commanded Medical Squadron of the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines during Operation Sutton in the South Atlantic May/June 1982.
In addition he had under his operational control two surgical support teams and a parachute clearing troop. He was awarded the O.B.E. (Military Division) [1][2]
Recommendation

JONES, Christopher

59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE

Sapper Christopher Jones, 59 Commando Sqn., RE, attached to 45 Commando RM, died during during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

JONES, Jeffrey

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Gunner Jeffrey Jones received a Mention in Despatches during operations in the Falklands.
Recommendation
On the night of 10/11 June 1982 Gunner Jones was manning an observation post on the upper slopes of Mount Kent. During the night he was ordered to withdraw from his position and return to his patrol base at the foot of the mountain. In the course of this move he fell breaking his ankle.

LAMB, Peter Ralph

Royal Marines
Major Peter Lamb, HQ Commando Forces RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 17th June 1989 (Major) (Local Lt. Col) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.
[1] Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982 edition.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 51772, page B5. Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.
 

LEACH, Peter James

Sergeant Peter Leach DSM RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Sergeant Peter Leach was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for operations in the South Atlantic during the defence of South Georgia.
Citation
Sergeant Leach was responsible for establishing Observation Posts at Leith, South Georgia to monitor the activities of an Argentine party illegally landed on the island.

MAKEIG-JONES, Robin John

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Captain Robin Makeig-Jones, 29 Commando Regiment, attached as a pilot to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches [1] in recognition of his courage in the air, and devotion to duty, on the night of 13/14 June 1982 during th

McCRACKEN, William Andrew

Captain William McCracken 29 Commando
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Citation: "Captain William McCracken, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was in command of an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party grouped with B Company 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment during the period 13th-14th June 1982. During the attack on Mount Longdon in the early hours of 12th June Captain McCracken consistently brought down artillery and naval gunfire safely in very close proximity to his own troops allowing them to manoeuvre whilst still maintaining contact with the enemy.

MCINTYRE, Mitchell

42 Cdo. RM
Sergeant Mitchell McIntyre received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 11/12 June 1982 against enemy held positions on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.

MCMANNERS, Joseph Hugh

Captain Joseph McManners 29 Commando
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Captain Joseph McManners received a Mention in Despatches [1] in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic between 21st May and 15th June 1982. He was commanding a Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Part

MELIA, Michael

Corporal Michael Melia
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Corporal Michael Melia was killed by small arms fire during operations in the Falklands at Goose Green. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Commando Branch of the REA.
 

MILLS, Keith Paul

Captain Keith Mills DSC RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Lieutenant Keith Mills was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for operations in the South Atlantic during the defence of South Georgia.
Citation
Lieutenant Mills was the Commanding Officer of a 22- man Royal Marines contingent despatched to South Georgia on 31st March 1982 to monitor the activities of a group of Argentines illegally landed on the island and to protect a British Antarctic Survey Team based there.

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].
  • Captain - awarded a Bar to the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst Commander of 'L' Company 42 Commando RM during a hostage rescue operation at Limbang, Sarawak, on the 12th December 1962 [2].

NICELY, Michael

Medical Assistant Michael Niceley
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Medical Assistant Michael Nicely, attached to 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Recommendation
"On the night of 11/12 June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, 45 Commando, Royal Marines, launched an attack against strong enemy positions on the craggy hill feature of Two Sisters, ten kilometres to the West of Port Stanley. Medical Assistant Nicely was with his Company throughout the battle.

NUNN, Richard James

Lieutenant Richard James Nunn DFC
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Lieutenant Richard Nunn died during operations in the Falklands.
 
Citation
On Friday 28th May 1982 the 2nd Battalion The Parachute Regiment was engaged in fierce fighting to take enemy positions in the area of Port Darwin. From dawn, Lieutenant Nunn, a Scout helicopter pilot, had supported the Battalion flying vital ammunition forward to the front line and had evacuated casualties heedless of enemy ground fire. 

PENNEFATHER, David Anthony Somerset

Royal Marines
Commandant General Royal Marines in 1996.
  • (Major) (HQ Commando Forces RM) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • (Lt. Colonel) Appointed O.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • (Major General) Appointed C.B. (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period 1st June to 20th December 1995 [3].

POTTER, Anthony

Cdo. Log. Regt.

Private Anthony Potter, R.A.O.C. attached to the Commando Logistics Regiment RM,  received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

Sources
[1] London Gazette 49134, page 12853.
[2] National Archives file WO373/188/364.
Globe and Laurel Spt/Oct. 1982 edition.

POUNDS, Nicholas Ernest

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Captain Nicholas Pounds, a Gazelle Helicopter RM pilot and Officer Commanding 'M' Flight during Operation Corporate, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his leadership, gallantry, and flying skills, during operations on the Falkland Islands, and in support of 2 Para at Goose Green, between 21 May and 14 June 1982 [1].
  • 30 June 1994 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1996 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer Commando Logistic Regiment RM [3].
Sources

REES, Gareth Edward

Royal Marines
Marine Gareth Rees was serving in Naval Party 8901 on the Falkland Islands at the time of his death.
 
Notes
The AFM ROH lists his Naval Party as 8401, however the two NP's on the Falklands were 8901 and 8902.
 

ROBINSON, Adrian Spencer

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Warrant Officer 2 Adrian Robinson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/203.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

ROTHERAM, Ronald James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Sergeant Ronald Rotheram [1] died during operations in the Falklands. He was attached to Task Force Landing Craft Squadron RM. He was on board Landing Craft Utility F4 from HMS Fearless during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. With the British Army’s 5 Brigade separated from their vital communications vehicles back at Goose Green, F4 under the command of C/Sgt Brian Johnston had been dispatched in poorly charted waters and under significant threat of air attack.

RUNDLE, Anthony John

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Marine Anthony Rundle  died during operations in the Falklands. He was attached to Task Force Landing Craft Squadron RM. He was  on board Landing Craft Utility F4 from HMS Fearless during the Falklands Conflict in 1982. With the British Army’s 5 Brigade separated from their vital communications vehicles back at Goose Green, F4 under the command of C/Sgt Brian Johnston had been dispatched in poorly charted waters and under significant threat of air attack.

STEWART, David James

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant David Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation
Early in the morning of the 9th June Lieutenant Stewart, 45 Commando led a troop strength fighting patrol to the Two Sisters feature in East Falklands with a mission to harass the enemy and

STONE, Christopher Ralph

3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Sergeant Christopher Stone, 3 Cdo. Bde RM Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations at Ball Mountain and Top Malo House, Falkland Islands, during the period 20 - 31 May 1982. He was wounded during this operation.

Source
London Gazette Supp. 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/212.

THOMASON, Perry

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Perry Thomason received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12843. 
 

VAN DER HORST, Rupert Cornelius

Royal Marines
Brigadier Rupert Cornelius Van Der Horst, O.B.E., was appointed C.B.E.,(Military Division), 31st December 1991 [1].
  • 1982 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 52767, page 5
[2] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.
 

WASSALL, Joseph Desmond

Joseph Desmond Wassell Royal Marines
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Sergeant Joseph Desmond Wassall, from Shifnal, Shropshire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service on the Falkland Islands [1+2].
  • 1992 New Years Honours  (Warrant Officer 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
London Gazettes

WHITEHEAD, Andrew Francis

45 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Whitehead, commanding 45 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands. He also recieved a Mention in Despatches during operations in Northern Ireland.
Citation for DSO

WILSON, David

45 Cdo. RM

Marine David Wilson died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel RM ROH July/Aug 1982 edition.
Falklands War Memorial Plaque at Portsmouth.
Website Naval-History.net.

WILSON, Paul Kevin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Marine Paul Wilson, attached H.M.S. Broadsword, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

YOUNG, Everett

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colour Sergeant Everett Young, 3 Cdo. Bde R.M., Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (M&AWC), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service in operations on the Falkland Islands, during the period 20 May - 17 June 1982.
 
He was the commander of a 4 man team working in observation posts well beyond the forward limit of British troops for protracted periods under extremely adverse weather conditions.

YOUNGMAN, Paul

Paul Youngman RN
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Leading Medical Assistant Paul Youngman, attached to 45 Commando Group, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Recommendation
Falkland Islands
11/12 June 1982.

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