Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG)
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Colonel David Capewell was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 15 June 2002 .
- 2000/1 (Lieutenant Colonel) Officer Commanding 40 Commando RM .
- July 2007 (Brigadier) (Brigade Commander) 3 Commando Bde. RM .
- 31 December 2013 (Lieutenant General) appointed K.C.M.G. (Military Division) .
 London Gazette Supp. 56595, page 5 (H.M. Birthday Honours).
 Globe and Laurel Nov/Dec. 2000.
Second Lieutenant Donald Hopson was commissioned into the Lancashire Fusiliers which later converted to an armoured unit of the Royal Armoured Corps. He served in No 3 Commando and 1 Commando Brigade in both Italy and NW Europe . His last rank whilst in the Commando was Temporary Major.
Post war he had a distinguished career in the Diplomatic Service. He held posts of Ambassador to countries such as Laos, China, Venezuela, and Argentina. He was subsequently knighted.
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