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ADDIS, Alan

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
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.]
 

BABBINGTON, Peter Murray

Captain (later Honorary Colonel)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Babbington was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation

BAINBRIDGE, Robert

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Robert Bainbridge received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/219.
 

BARNETT, Nicholas John

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Nicholas Barnett, a GPMG gunner, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic on 12 June 1982.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/220.
 

BEEVERS, Peter

Sergeant
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Peter Beevers, RM Reserve Tyne, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

BLACK, George

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

BOORN, Peter William

Lance Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Peter Boorn received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on 12 June 1982 at Mount Harriet, Falklands. 
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/216.
 

BRICE, Ian William

Sergeant
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Sergeant Ian Brice, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on South Georgia and patrols in the Mount Kent region of the Falklands.

Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/205.

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, Christopher John Graham

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Christopher Brown received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 11/12 June 1982 against enemy held positions on the craggy hill feature known as Two Sisters, East Falkland.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.

BROWN, Robert John

Warrant Officer Class 2
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 Robert Brown, 3 Cdo. Bde. HQ., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic. 
He had taken command of the Royal Marines Police Troop just one week before the start of Operation Corporate, his O.C. having broken a leg.

BROWNING, James Gardner

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

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
Major
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
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

BUCKLEY, Edward Lindsay

Sergeant
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Edward Buckley, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during special forces patrols in the initial phase for the battle of Port Stanley between 10 -14 June 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/206.
 

BURDETT, Julian

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Corporal Julian Burdett was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

BURGESS, Brian Gordon

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Brian Burgess, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

CALLAN, Paul David

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Paul Callan died on the 10th June 1982 of wounds received during an enemy bombing attack at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands that occurred on the 27th May 1982.
 

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
Major
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
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

CANDLISH, Edgar Robert

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Edgar Candlish received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during the landings at San Carlos, East Falkland, May 1982. He was crewman of a Gazelle helicopter which was forced to ditch in the sea after the pilot was wounded by enemy fire.

CAROE, Christian Thomas Gordon

Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Christian Caroe received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on the 12th June 1982. He commanded 2 Troop, 'X' Coy., during the attack on the feature known as Two Sisters, East Falklands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12842.

COLLINGS, Thomas

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Thomas Collings, RM Poole, was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

COLLINS, Trevor

Staff Sergeant
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
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.
 

COMBES, David Stanley

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine David Combes, attached H.M.S. Endurance, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

COOKE, Gordon

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Gordon Cooke, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

COOPER, Robert Terence

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Cooper, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

CORRIGAN, Ian Clifford

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
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

Lieutenant Commander
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
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.

CRAWFORD, Ronald Lindsay

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Ronald Crawford, 846 N.A.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12842.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

CUTHELL, Garry

Marine (Acting Corporal)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Garry Cuthell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/188/221.
 
Notes

DANCE, Graham

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Graham Dance, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DANIELS, Leslie

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Leslie Daniels, attached H.M.S. Endurance, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DAVIES, Barrie

Colour Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DAVISON, Colin

Lance Corporal
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Colin Davison died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.
 

De La COUR, Colin Charles

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Colin De La Cour was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1980 to 31st January 1981 [1].
  • 1982 Mentioned in Despatches during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
Sources

DOLIVERA, Brian

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Brian Dolivera received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DUGGAN, Stephen

Marine
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Stephen Duggan received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
 

EBBENS, Andrew John

Lieutenant (later Lt. Colonel)
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Andrew Ebbens, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [1]
  • 1 September 1987 promoted Captain [2].
  • 16 March 2013 Lt. Col. A.J. Ebbens reverts to the retired list [3].
Sources

ECCLESTON, Gary

Gunner
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
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.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12852.
National Archives file WO373/188/308.
 

ENEFER, Roger

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

Sergeant Roger Enefer died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

EVANS, Andrew Peter

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
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.

EVANS, Kenneth

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

Corporal Kenneth Evans died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

EVE, Keith Richard Hubert

Lieutenant Colonel
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Keith Eve deployed with 29 Commando Regiment as Liaison Officer Naval Gunfire Support 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.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12852.

FISK, Ian David

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Ian Fisk, attached H.M.S. Yarmouth, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

FRANCIS, John

Warrant Officer Class 2
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 John Francis was the Battery Sergeant Major of 7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery 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.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12852.

FRANCIS, Michael James

Colour Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 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

GANDHI, Pradeep Kumar

Sapper
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Pradeep Gandhi, 59 Commando Sqn., RE, died during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Extract found on a website written by D. Mac,Hertfordshire.

GILBERT, Barry

Lance Corporal
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Barry Gilbert, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on 13 -15 June 1982 in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/217.
 

GILLON, Roy

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

HADDOW, Fraser

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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. He commanded the Troop consisting of four teams each of four men throughout Operation Corporate. 
 
Sources

HADLOW, David Keith

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant David Hadlow, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

HENDICOTT, Robert Charles

Lieutenant
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Robert Hendicott was the Commander of a Troop attached to the 1st Bn. Welsh Guards during the Falklands War.
He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst so attached clearing paths through unchartered enemy minefields including during the advance from Bluff Cove to Sapper Hill on the night of 13/14 June 1982.

HODGSON, Peter

Surgeon Lieutenant (D)
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service
Surgeon Lieutenant Peter Hodgson RN, attached to 42 Commando RM, died from exposure during a training exercise in Norway 

HODKINSON, Graham

Acting Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Graham Hodkinson, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843 (errata LG 49196, page 16352).
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

HOLROYD-SMITH, Michael John

Brigadier
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
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].

HOLT, Edward Morris

Bombardier
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bombardier Edward Holt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic.
Citation

HOWARD, Henry Colin Francis

Captain
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Henry Howard was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12857; errata in 49196, page 16351.
 

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
Major
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
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].

HUNT, Ian Nicholas

Sergeant
SBS
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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

Lieutenant Colonel
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
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.
 

HUTCHINGS, Richard

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Lieutenant Richard Hutchings was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

JACKSON, John Rodney

Bombardier
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Bombardier John Jackson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic. He was second in command of an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party grouped with a company of 3 Para during the period 5 - 14 June 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12853.

JACQUES, Stephen

Marine Stephen Jacques 42 Commando
Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Stephen Jacques, aged 18 and a 'veteran' of the Falklands campaign, died from exposure during a training exercise in Norway in 1983 [1] [2]
 

JAMES, Kevin Michael

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
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].
 

JOLLY, Richard Tadeusz

Surgeon Commander
Cdo. Log. Regt.
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
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.

JONES, Christopher

Sapper
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds

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. 

KENNEY, Ronald Paul

Leading Medical Assistant Ron Kenney RN
Leading Medical Assistant (later Commander RN)
40 Cdo. RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Officer of the Order of St John (OStJ)
Ronald Kenney RN passed his Commando course on 18 March 1978 and served as a Leading Medical Assistant with 40 Commando RM during the Falklands War [1].
  • 27 July 1987 commissioned later commanding the Medical Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment RM [2][3].

LAMB, Peter Ralph

Major (Local Lieutenant Colonel)
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
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 49134, page 12842.

LEACH, Peter James

Sergeant Peter Leach DSM RM
Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
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.

LEWIS, William David Paul

Sergeant
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant William Lewis, SBS, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 21 May 1982 against enemy held positions at Fanning Head, near San Carlos, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/209.

LOVE, Michael David

Corporal
846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Died on active service

Corporal Michael Love, Royal Marines, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands. 

MACDONALD, Roderick

Major
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Roderick MacDonald, Squadron Commander, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service throughout the Falklands War in 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12853.
National Archives file WO373/188/344.

MAHER, John Daniel

Lance Corporal
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal John Maher received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Falklands War [1].

MAKEIG-JONES, Robin John

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
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 the operation to take the Wireless Ridge feature to the North West of Stanley.

MCANDREWS, Stephen Graham

Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Stephen McAndrews was killed during operations at San Carlos, Falkland islands, by the explosion of a bomb dropped from one of two enemy Sky Hawks that had just also bombed allied forces at Ajax Bay.
 
Sources
AFM ROH

McCRACKEN, William Andrew

Captain William McCracken 29 Commando
Captain
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Military Cross (MC)
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.

MCINTYRE, Mitchell

Sergeant
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/210.
 

MCMAHON, Thomas William

Corporal
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Thomas McMahon, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

MCMANNERS, Joseph Hugh

Captain Joseph McManners 29 Commando
Major
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Joseph McManners received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic between 21st May and 15th June 1982 [1].
He was commanding a Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party of 148 (Meiktila) Commando Battery RA for the duration of Operation Sutton .

MELIA, Michael

Corporal Michael Melia
Corporal
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
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
Lieutenant (later Captain)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Lieutenant Keith Mills was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for operations in the South Atlantic during the defence of South Georgia.
Citation

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
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].

NAPIER, John

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant John Napier, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843 (errata LG 49196, page 16352)
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 
Notes

NEAT, Mark Andrew

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Mark Neat, attached H.M.S. Brilliant, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

NICELY, Michael

Medical Assistant Michael Niceley
Medical Assistant
45 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Medical Assistant Michael Nicely RN, attached to 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
Recommendation

NORDASS, Geoffrey

Marine
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Geoffrey Nordass, Special Boat Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/224.
 

O'KANE, Eugene Joseph

Captain
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Eugene O'Kane received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp.49134, page 12842.
 

PENNEFATHER, David Anthony Somerset

Major General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
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].

PILLAR, Andrew Robert

Lieutenant Colonel
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Andrew Pillar, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].

POTTER, Anthony

Private
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Mentioned in Despatches

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].

POUNDS, Nicholas Ernest

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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].

REES, Gareth Edward

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
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.
 

RICHARDS, Malcolm Douglas

Warrant Officer Class 2
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 Malcolm Richards received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic between 25 April - 15 June 1982. He had been appointed a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer during this period, serving on HMS Plymouth, HMS Alacrity, HMS Avenger, HMS Yarmouth, and HMS Active.
 
Sources

ROBINSON, Adrian Spencer

Warrant Officer Class 2
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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.

ROMBERG, Christopher Roy

Captain
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Christopher Romberg received a Mention in Despatches [1] in recognition of his service on the night of 9 June 1982 whilst accompnaying a fighting patrol from 42 Commando RM. He was the Forward Observation Officer of 79 (Kirkee) Commando Battery RA during Operation Sutton [2].

SANDS, Thomas Arthur

Warrant Officer Class 2
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Thomas Sands received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 19 June 2000 (Warrant Officer Class 2) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 49134 page 12843.

SIDDALL, Harry

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Harry Siddall was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

SMITH, Jeremy

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jeremy Smith died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.

STEWART, David James

Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant David Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
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 cause him casualties.

STOCKS, William John

Sergeant
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant William Stocks, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on the Falkland Islands.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/211.

STONE, Christopher Ralph

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

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.

STONESTREET, John

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Stonestreet, attached H.M.S. Endurance, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

STRANGE, Ricky Shaun

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Ricky Strange, HQ 3 Commando Brigade and Signal Squadron RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

SWINHOE, Crispin

Surgeaon Lt. Swinhoe RN
Surgeon Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Surgeon Lieutenant Crispin Swinhoe RN served with 3 Commando Brigade RM Tactical HQ during the Falklands War.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

THOMASON, Perry

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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. 
 

THOMSON, Jonathan James

Lieutenant Colonel (later Brigadier)
45 Cdo. RM
SBS
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Thomson O.B.E., was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallantry within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey  in 1991[1].
Citation 

VAN DER HORST, Rupert Cornelius

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
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 52767, page 5
[2] London Gazette 49134, page 12842.

WARING, Mark Evan

Lieutenant
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Mark Waring received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic between 21 May - 15 June 1982. He was the Gun Position Officer of 8 (Alma) Commando Battery RA throughout Operation Sutton - the landings on the shores of San Carlos Water, at Ajax Bay and Port San Carlos on East Falkland.
 

WASSALL, Joseph Desmond

Joseph Desmond Wassell Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 1
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Joseph Desmond Wassall, from Shifnal, Shropshire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service on the Falkland Islands [1+2].

WATTS, Laurence George

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Laurence Watts, K Company, died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, East Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel Sep-Oct 1982 edition.
 

WHITEHEAD, Andrew Francis

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
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

WILLIAMS, Mark Graham

Lieutenant
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Mark Williams received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic between 21 May - 15 June 1982. He was the Gun Position Officer of 7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery RA throughout Operation Sutton - the landings on the shores of San Carlos Water, at Ajax Bay and Port San Carlos on East Falkland.
 

WILSON, David

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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.

WRIGHT, Robert David

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Wright, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

YOUNG, Everett

Colour Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
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.
 

YOUNGMAN, Paul

Paul Youngman RN
Leading Medical Assistant
45 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Medical Assistant Paul Youngman RN, 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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