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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].

CECIL, John

CSgt. John Cecil
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Colour Sergeant John Cecil,  UK Landing Force Command Support Group, died in a helicopter crash.

At around midnight GMT on Friday 21 March 2003, a US Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed south of the Kuwait border with US and UK personnel aboard; there were no survivors. Eight personnel from 3 Commando Brigade died in the accident, along with four US aircrew. [Source: MOD]

COPINGER-SYMES, Rory Sandham

Royal Marines
Captain Rory Copinger-Symes receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in rendering humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone in 1999 [1].
  • 20 July 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel) announcement of the award of the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [2].
  • 14 September 2009 promoted to Colonel [3].
  • 25 July 2016 promoted to Brigadier [4].

DACK, Simon Bruce

Royal Marines
Sergeant Simon Dack was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

DANIELS, Timothy Nicholas

Royal Marines
Colonel Timothy Daniels was awarded the US Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and
distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19574 published 4 Oct. 2013.
 

DUTTON, James Benjamin

Royal Marines
Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton K.C.B., C.B.E., was awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [1]
  • 15 October 1996 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 40 Commando, Royal Marines [2].

EATON, Steven Graham

Royal Marines
Sergeant Steven Eaton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on operations in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003 [1].
  • 31 December 2008 (Acting Warrant Officer 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 16 April 2010 (Lieutenant) promoted Captain [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57100, page 6.
[2] London Gazette 58929, page 5.

FOSTER, G.R.

Royal Marines
Colonel Foster was awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59133, page 12504.
 

FRY, Robert Alan

Royal Marines
  • 1978 (Lieutenant) received Mention In Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • 1980 (Captain) appointed M.B.E., in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

GALLAGHER, Hugh

Royal Marines
Acting Colour Sergeant Hugh Gallagher was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division), announced on the 14th February 1992, in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.

HILL, Jonathan, P.

Royal Marines
Major Jonathan Hill was awarded the Bronze Star conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [1].
  • 30 June 2013 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59554, page 18540 published 24 September 2010.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 60575, page 14486.
 

HOLDER, Daniel

RM Reserve
Marine Daniel Holder, RM Reserve, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.

HUSSEY, Stephen John

Royal Marines
Major Stephen Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • Acting Lt. Col. Hussey, M.B.E. received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2008 [2].
  • 1 April 2014 promoted Colonel [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58358, page B4.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58999, page 4086.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 60852, page 8442.

    HUSSEY, Steven John

    Royal Marines
    Major Steven Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
    • 6 March 2009 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st April to 30th September 2008 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58358, page B4.
    [2] London Gazette 58999, page 4086.
     

    HYLTON, Jason

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM

    Marine Jason Hylton was attached to 539 Assault Squadron RM, and was killed along with others in an attack on a Multi-National Forces boat patrol on the Shatt Al-Arab waterway.

    They were; Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Hopkins, Royal Corps of Signals, Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott of the Intelligence Corps, Corporal Ben Nowak of 45 Commando Royal Marines and Marine Jason Hylton of 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines.

    KEELING, Andrew Myles

    Royal Marines
    Major General Andrew Myles Keeling C.B.E. was appointed C.B. on 11th June 1994 [1].
    • 13 October 1987(Lieutenant Colonel)(Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
    • 14 February 1992 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 53696, page 2.

    KING, David Christopher Michael

    Royal Marines
    Colonel David King was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
    • 3 May 2012 promoted Brigadier [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15642.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 60144, page 9389.
     

    KNIGHT, James

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Captain James Knight RM, attached 1 Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

    KNIGHTS, Terry Robert

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Corporal Terry Knights RM, attached  to 38 Engineer Regiment Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10413.
    Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
     

    LOVELOCK, Richard Benjamin

    Royal Marines
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lovelock was awarded the Bronze Star conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3619 (7 March 2008).
     

    LYONS, Alexander

    Royal Marines
    Corporal Alexander Lyons was awarded the British Empire Medal, announced on the 14th February 1992, in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.

    MADDISON, Christopher Richard

    Mne Chris Maddison 3 Commando Bde
    3 Cdo. Bde. RM

    Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Sqn. RM, died of shrapnel wounds after his landing craft came under fire on a river patrol near Basra last March. An initial investigation by the Royal Military Police blamed his death on an Iraqi ambush, but a Royal Navy board of inquiry concluded that he had been killed by fire from his own side.

    MAROK, Jani

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    CTCRM
    Major Jani Marok received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].
    • (Lieutenant Colonel) awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq [2].

    O'DONNELL, Ian Mark

    Royal Marines
    Major Ian O'Donnell was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 2.
     

    PHILLIPS, Mark Christopher

    Royal Marines
    Acting Major Mark Phillips was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field in 2004 [1].
    • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    • Died after a short illness aged 56yrs having retired from the Service [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3376.

    PLANK, Ian

    SBS
    Corporal Ian Plank, a Swimmer Canoeist with the S.B.S.,  was killed by hostile fire during a Coalition operation in Iraq.  [Sources: AFM ROH / MOD / email Jase]
     

    QARAJOULI, Michal

    Royal Marines
    Marine Michal Qarajouli received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

    ROSS, Gawain

    Royal Marines
    Captain Gawain Ross received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

    ROWE, Vivian Noel

    Royal Marines
    Major Vivian Rowe received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [1].
    • Previously served in the Sultan’s Armed Forces 1972-1974, 2nd in command of 'C' Company of the Northern Frontier Regiment. In 1981 he assumed command of the Kateeba Jannoobya in Dhofar until he left the Sultan’s Armed Forces in 1984 [2].
    • 3 April 2000 (Lieutenant Colonel) to retired list [3]
    Sources

    SALMON, Andrew

    Royal Marines
    Acting Colonel Andrew Salmon received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations in Sierra Leone in 2000 [1].
    • 31 December 2003 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    • 15 December 2006 (Brigadier) granted permission to wear the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [3].

    SEYMOUR, Ian Malcolm

    29 Cdo. Regt.RA
    Operator Mechanic Second Class  (Communications)  Ian Seymour RN, 148 Commando Battery Royal Artillery, was operating with the UK Landing Force Command Support Group.  He died in a helicopter crash.
     

    TELFORD, Ross

    Royal Marines
    Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [1].

    THOMAS, Gareth

    Royal Marines
    Marine Gareth Thomas was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

    TOMLINSON, Matthew Robert

    Royal Marines

    Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 [1].

    Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 [2].

    TUCKER, Paul Matthew

    Royal Marines
    Acting Lance Corporal Paul Tucker received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

    TWIST, Martin Thomas

    Royal Marines
    Major Martin Twist was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, conferred by the President of the United States of America, in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan and Iraq [1].
     
    30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
     
    Sources

    TWYCROSS, James

    Royal Marines
    Corporal James Twycross received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

    VAN DER HORST, Richard Evert

    SBS
    Lieutenant Colonel Richard Evert van der Horst OBE, Officer Commanding the Special Boat Service, died in a diving accident during an amphibious exercise off Norway on March 7 2005; he died on March 14. 
    • 1984 joined the Royal Marines as a university cadet entrant and passed out in 1988 with the Sword of Honour *.
    • 1988 appointed to 45 Commando Group and commanded a rifle troop and a mortar troop with operational tours in Northern Ireland and Iraq, and deployments to Norway and the Carribean.

    WARD, Colin David

    Royal Marines
    Lieutenant Colonel Colin Ward was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.

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