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ADAMS, Alan Maclean

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Corporal Alan Adams received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(rank Warrant Officer Class 1) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  2004/5 [2].
  • Short Service Commission (late entry) Regular Army Intelligence Corps - 12 January 2005 Alan Maclean Adams (563268) to be Captain on probation (formerly Royal Marines) [3].
Sources

ALLAN, Brian Gavin

Royal Marines
Sergeant Brian Allan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57269, page 5129.
 

ASH, Martin

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Martin Ash was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60728, page N5 (New Years Honours).
 

ASHENDEN, Steven

Royal Marines
Marine Steven Ashenden was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 56373, page 12745.
 

ASHLEY, Scott

Royal Marines
Acting Major Scott Ashley was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2014 [1].
  • 1 October 2014 promoted Major [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 60895, page B6 (H.M. Birthday Honours).
[2] London Gazette Supp. 61031, page 20825.
 

ASPDEN, Jack

No 9 Commando
Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 267 for the raid at St. Nazaire. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed [1a]. Jack Aspden was taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2].
  • 21 September 1946 commissioned Second Lieutenant with the Loyal Regiment [3].

AUSTEN, Alexander Fred

Brigade Signals
Company Quartermaster Sergeant Alexander Austen, 1st Special Service Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of his exemplary service [1].
 
Recommendation including Record of Service
1929 enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals.

BAINBRIDGE, Stephen Paul

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Stephen Bainbridge was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1st October 2003 and 31st March 2004.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 57402, page 11252.
 

BAIZLEY, Michael John

45 Cdo. RM
Major Michael Baizley was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division),  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 1st to 15th February 1965.

BARRON, Robert James

Robert Barron 2 Commando and SOE
Robbie Barron 2 Commando and SOE
No 2 Commando
Sergeant Robert Barron, 1 troop, was one of the Commando contingent who participated in the St. Nazaire raid on ML 446. Evacuated back to the UK [1]
 
General Service [3].
  • May 1935 T.A. 1st Bn. London Scottish.
  • Sept. 1939 embodied 1st Bn. London Scottish.
  • April 1940 posted No.5 Independent Company.
  • May-June 1940 posted N.W.E.F. 
  • Nov. 1940 - March 1941 - No. 1 S.S. Battalion.
  • March 1941 to Oct. 1942 - No. 2 Commando.

BEADON, Colin John Alexander

Royal Marines
Captain Colin Beadon was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distingushed services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [1]
  • 1994 promoted Major [2].
  • 2 June 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) to retired list [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6609.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 53724, page 9604.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 58345, page 8034.

BETTERIDGE, Michael John

Royal Marines
Corporal Michael Betteridge was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field, dated 20th June 1994 [1].
  • 30 December 2000 (Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54212, page 15370.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 56070, page 5.
 

BONNER, John William

Captain John Bonner 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Captain John Bonner was in the first batch of reinforcements joining 48RM Commando on the 9th June 1944. He was posted to 'A' Troop, later joining the HQ Troop, before finally becoming the Administration Officer of the Commando [1]. In June 1945 he was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
 
The death of Capt. John W. Bonner MBE of Epping, Essex, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 108 issued March 1999.
 
Sources

BOTHAM, Grenville

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 2 Grenville Botham was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on the 19 June 2000 [1].
  • 25 April 2006 (Warrant Officer 1) awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [2].
  • 1996 (Sergeant) Zulu Company 45 Commando RM [3].
  • 2007 RSM at the Commando Training Centre RM [4].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 55879, page 5.
[2] London Gazette supp. 57965, page 5682.

BREAM, George Leonard

Captain Leonard George Bream
48RM Commando

George Leonard Bream, or 'Percy', as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters. In 1938 with talk of trouble in Europe he joined The Royal Marines. In 1944 he joined the newly formed 48RM Commando after successfully completing his training at the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry.

BYRNE, Patrick Joseph

No 4 Commando
Sergeant Patrick Byrne was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
 
Post war service
  • 27th May 1954 commissioned Lt. (Qr.Mr) in the Foresters [2].
  • 29th January 1957 received a MiD in recognition of distinguished services in Cyprus for the period 1st July to 3lst December, 1956 [3].
  • 2nd July 1959 promoted Captain (Qr.Mr.) Parachute Regiment [4].

CARR, Richard Philip

No 11 Commando
Captain Richard Carr, 1 troop, was attached to the Commandos from the Royal Artillery. He was taken prisoner of war early in 1942 and, despite several escape attempts, remained in captivity for the remainder of the war.
 
He was awarded the MC whilst serving as a 2nd Lieutenant with the Royal Artillery for 'gallant and distinguished services in action' at Dunkirk. (London Gazettes Supp. 34931, page 5201.)
 

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Royal Marines
Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].
  • October 2004 (Warrant Officer 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea  [2].

CHEESEMAN, Daniel James Edward

Major Daniel Cheeseman
40 Cdo. RM
Major Daniel Cheeseman, 40 Commando RM, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 2012 Chief of Staff, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM [3].
  • 2013 Officer Commanding 45 Commando Group RM [4].
  • 1 September 2015 promoted Colonel [5].
Sources

CHEESEMAN, Kevin John

45 Cdo. RM
Warrant Officer Class 2 Kevin Cheeseman was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15639.
 

CHICKEN, Simon Timothy

Royal Marines
Captain Simon Chicken was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
  • 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando Group [2].
  • 29 April 2003 (Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2002 [3].
  • 1 November 2011 (Brigadier) promoted to Major General [4].

CLIFFORD, Richard

Captain Richard Cormac Clifford
Royal Marines
Lieutenant Richard Clifford received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
Citation
"On the morning of 18th May 1972, a team of Service personnel was sent to deal with a bomb threat in the Queen Elizabeth II which at that time was in mid-Atlantic on her way to Europe.

CONWAY, Eric Ashley

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Eric Ashley Conway was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 30 December 2006 [1].
  • Capt. E. A. Conway MBE, (P040125G), to Emergency List for a period of 4 years on completion of Initial Commission 11th Nov. 2012 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 58196, page N4.
[2] London Gazette 60363, page 24659.
 

COOK, Paul

Royal Marines
Sergeant Paul Cook received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

CORBIDGE, Stephen John

Royal Marines
Major Stephen Corbidge was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2003 [1].
  • 30 June 2007 (Major) (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 12 May 2014 to Retired List [3].
 Sources
[1] London Gazette 57155, page S5.
[2] London Gazette 58381, page 9548.
[3] London Gazette 60912, page 2.
 

CURTIS, Daniel Gad

Royal Marines
Marine Daniel Curtis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan between 1st April to 30th September 2007 [1].
  • 30 December 2017 (Colour Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 62150, page N6.
 

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].

DAVIES, Ian

Royal Marines

Acting Band Colour Sergeant Ian Davies was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2005.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57855, page N4.

DAVIS, Edward Grant Martin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Brigadier Edward Davis, O.B.E., Commander 3 Commando Brigade RM [1][1A], was appointed C.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011 [2].
  • 28 November 2011 promoted Major General [3].
  • 14 June 2014 appointed C.B. (Military Division) [4].
  • 1 July 2014 promoted Lieutenant General [5].
Sources

DE JONGHE, Arthur Jules Charles Baudoin

Arthur de Jonghe 10 Commando
Arthur de Jonghe
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
No 10 Commando
Temporary Captain Vicomte Arthur de Jonghe, a French speaking Belgian national, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was a Liaison Officer embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the operation [1]
  • Captain De Jonghe is listed in the Personnel Files of the S.O.E [2].
  • February 1943 serving as the Demolition Officer at the Commando Basic Training Centre [3].

DE LA TORRE, Luis Eric Rupert

Luis Eric de la Torre 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Lance Corporal Eric de la Torre took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on motor launch ML262, taken prisoner after the raid, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [1][2].
  • Post war honorary Secretary of the St. Nazaire Society for many years [2]
  • 31 December 1996 appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) for Services to the St. Nazaire Society [3].
Sources

DICKASON, Samuel Edgar

No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
Company Sergeant Major Samuel Dickason served in No. 8 and No.3 Commando [1].
 
  • 13 June 1970 appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) whilst Chief Office Clerk, House of Commons Library [2].
Sources
[1] Commando Association newsletters 83, 87, 108.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 45117, page 6378.
 

DOAK, Samuel George

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer Class 1 Samuel Doak was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 62382, page 14481.
 

DONNELLY, Terence Alfred

No 3 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Captain Terence Donnelly, General Staff Officer (GSO 111) 1st Special Service/Commando Brigade HQ [1], was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the allied crossing of the River Rhine to capture Wesel. Captain Donnelly was in sole charge of beach control, including loading and launching of waves of buffaloes and storm boats, and was under constant enemy mortar fire [3].
 

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
RM Reserve
Acting Major Henry Dowlen, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1].
  • Surg. Lt. H. T. B. Dowlen, was initially Commissioned on 1 July 2002 and appointed to the Trained Strength of the Royal Navy Medical Branch on 18th February 2008 [2].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (45 Commando Medical Officer) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009 [3].

DRINKWATER, Ross

Royal Marines
Captain Ross Drinkwater was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011 [1]. 

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.

EURIDGE, Richard Ernest

Royal Marines
Lieutenant Richard Euridge was commissioned and appointed to the Trained Strength 3 March 1980 [1].
  • 31 December 1987 (Lieutenant)  apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 1 October 1990 promoted Captain [3].
  • 18 December 1996 (Captain) reverts to Retired List [4].
Sources

EVERRITT, Richard

Royal Marines
Major Richard Everritt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2003 [1].
  • 6 July 2004 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2]
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57155, page S5.
[2] London Gazette 57345, page 8388.
 

FREEMAN, John Haughton

Major John Freeman SAUDF
48RM Commando
Major John Freeman, S.A.U.D.F. was attached to 48RM Commando HQ during the Normany invasion [1]. He received a Mention in Despatches for good services while operating with the Army in NW Europe [2].
October 1944 Holding Operational Commando [3].
12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [4].
 
Sources
[1] The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
[2] London Gazette 37023, page 1895 published 10 April 1945.

FUSSELL, Peter Lincoln

Peter Fussell 1 Special Service Brigade
No 4 Commando
Private Peter Fussell served in No 4 Commando, 'F' troop, and took part in operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Later that year he moved to 1 Special Service Brigade HQ (Clerks) [1] and [2].
 
Post war he was commissioned and retired as a Major in the R.A.O.C. 
 
His award of the B.E.M., was for his service as a Staff Sergeant during the period 23 February 1949 to February 1951. He was the confidential short hand writer to Field Marshall Sir William Slim.
 

GARDNER, Anthony John

Royal Marines
Lance Corporal Anthony Gardner was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period 1st June to 20th December 1995.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54393, page 6546.
 

GILCHRIST, Greig Ian

Royal Marines
Sergeant Greig Gilchrist was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  for gallant and distinguished services at sea between December 1996 and April 1997 [1].
  • 2008 (Colour Sergeant) receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in National Operations during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 55120, page 5195.
[2] London Gazette 58776, page 11246.

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren [2]. He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy [3].
 
Sources
[1] D Day Commando - From Normandy to the Maas with 48RM Commando author Ken Ford.
[2] CWGC
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 36947, page 995.

GRANT, Leslie Ronald

Captain Leslie Grant 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Captain Leslie Ronald Grant, Signal Section [1], received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during offensive operations with the Allied Armies over a period from November, 1944, to January, 1945 [2].
  • 12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3]
Sources
[1] The Story of 48RM Commando (published 1946).
[2] London Gazette 37180, page 3672.
[3] London Gazette 37464, page 909.

HALFORD, Patrick

Royal Marines
Captain Patrick Halford was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 62283, page 8432 dated 11 May 2018.
 

HALL, Christopher Mark Ian

Royal Marines
Captain Christopher Hall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 57751, page 11643.
 

HALSTED, Benjamin Erik

Royal Marines
Major Benjamin Halsted was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 13 June 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 59090, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
[2] London Gazette 61313, page 14352.
 

HARRIS, Tristan

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Major Tristan Harris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].

HICKIN, Gordon

Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 2 Gordon Hickin was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59808, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
 

HOLDEN, Stephen Paul

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Stephen Holden received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1996 [1].
  • 19 April 2002 (Warrant Officer Class 2)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54763, page 5626.

HUMPHRIES, Mark James

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Mark Humphries was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 30 December 2006 [1].
  • Lt. M. J. Humphries MBE, (P047601L), to Emergency List for a period of 4 years on completion of Initial Commission 12th Aug. 2011 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 58196, page N4.
[2] London Gazette 59912, page 17958
 

HUNT, Darren

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, Wayne

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Sergeant Wayne Hunt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003 [1].
 
Sergeant Hunt M.B.E., HQ Squadron, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Field during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [2].
 
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 57269, page 5135.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10415.

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.
     

    LAMBERT-GORWYN, Martin

    29 Cdo. Regt.RA
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Martin Lambert-Gorwyn, 29 Commando Regiment RA,  was commisioned Second Lieutenant 7 April 1992 with seniority 7 April 1988; To be Lieutenant 7 April 1992 with seniority 7 April 1990 [1].
    • 7 April 1994 promoted Captain [2].
    • 3 September 2004 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

    LANGDALE, Andrew John

    Andy Langdale RM
    Royal Marines
    Acting Warrant Officer Class 1 Andrew Langdale was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011. 
    Service
    Served 08/03/1982 to 05/08/2011
    40 Cdo RM ( Op Banner and UNFICYP)
    45 Cdo Gp RM ( Op Banner x2, Op Agricola, Op Driver, Op Jacana, Op Telic
    Brigade Reconnaissance Force
    NP 1002 Diego Garcia

    LAWTON, Peter

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
     
    Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 54625, page 5.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 58776, page 11242.
     

    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. 
     

    LITSTER, Alan

    Fleet Protection Group RM
    Lieutenant (Local Captain) Alan Litster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [1].
    • 11 September 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel)  appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [2].
    • 9 May 2011 promoted Colonel [3].

    LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

    Royal Marines
    Lieutenant Alan Livingstone received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
    • 7 May 1999 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 1998 to 30th September 1998 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 54212, page 15368.
    [2] London Gazette 55477, page 5081.
     

    MADDISON, John David

    Royal Marines
    Major John Maddison was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2008 [1].
    • 30 June 2012 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58929, page 5.
    [2] London Gazette 60231, page 15164.
     

    MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

    Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
    Royal Marines
    Acting Brigadier Robert Magowan was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1].
    • 9 June 2018 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Divsion) [2].
    • 31 December 2004 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19569.

    MARTIN, Ian Campbell

    45 Cdo. RM
    Lieutenant Ian Martin, a Troop Commander in 'Z' Company, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.
     

    MARTIN, James Edward

    Major James Martin No 3 Commando
    No 3 Commando
     James Edward 'Slinger' Martin Martin served as the Administrative Officer for No 3 Commando.  A veteran of the First World War serving as a Trooper with the 9th Lancers, and later post war with the 16th Lancers, attaining the rank of RSM.
     
    On the 15th May 1940 the former RSM Martin was commissioned Lt (Quartermaster) in the Pioneer Corps. (Source: London Gazette Supp. 34877, page 3772.)
     

    MCCORMICK, Samuel Joseph

    Royal Marines
    Corporal Samuel Joseph McCormick received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
    • Awarded the Military Cross (rank Sergeant) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
    • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (rank Colour Sergeant) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [3].

    MCDOUGALL, Ian

    Royal Marines
    Sergeant Ian McDougall received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].

    MCGILL, Alistair Iain

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer 2 Alistair McGill was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 2004 [1].
    • 31 December 2010 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    • 12 August 2014 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 57588, page 3371.
    [2] London Gazette 59647, page N5.

    MEADOWS, Richard Francis Gerard

    45 Cdo. RM
    Captain Richard Meadows was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division), for leadership and courage of a high order when fighting a forest fire in the Paphos District of Cyprus on 17th June, 1956  [1].
    • Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, October to December, 1956 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 40941, page 6880.
    [1] National Archives file WO 373/126/8.

    MENDAY, Ronald Philip

    Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
    Ronald Philip Menday
    No 4 Commando
    Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]
     
    • Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 1940 [2].
    • Received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [3].
    • Awarded the M.C. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [4].

    MITCHELL, Ronald England

    Ronnie Mitchell 2 Commando
    No 2 Commando
    T/ Major Ronald Mitchell, No 2 Commando HQ, was awarded the MBE (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Italy during operations at Lake Comacchio. [1]
     
    On the 16th February 1951 it was announced that he had been awarded the Territorial Efficiency Decoration. [2]
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazettes Supp. 37274, page 4672

    MORGAN, Huw Lloyd

    Royal Marines
    Major Huw Morgan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
     
    30 June 2014 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 60283, page 18623 published 28 September 2012.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 60939, page 14199.
     

    MORRIS, Richard Charles

    Royal Marines
    Major Richard Morris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013 [1].
    • 30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Source
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5835.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 61313, page 14352.
     

    MURRAY, Alexander Bruce

    Royal Marines
    Lieutenant Alexander Murray received the Queen's Commandation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1995 [1].
    • 31 December 2008 (Major)(Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    • 30 June 2009 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 54393, page 6546.

    NORRIS, Paul Andrew

    Royal Marines
    Sergeant Paul Norris received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].
     
    He was later awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
     

    NOWELL, Andrew David

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Andrew Nowell M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services as part of the UK contribution to the International Force for East Timor and for services at sea during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].
    • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(Colour Sergeant) for gallant and distinguished services at sea in October 1996 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 56373, page 12749.

    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.
     

    O'HERLIHY, Simon

    Royal Marines
    Acting Lieutenant Colonel Simon O'Herlihy was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
    • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Source
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 59924, page 18713.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 59860, page 14180.
     

    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.

    PORTER, Matthew Edward

    Royal Marines
    Captain Matthew Porter was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  31 December 1999 [1].
    • 29 December 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    • 29 December 2012 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
    • 21 July 2014 promoted Brigadier [4].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 55710, page N5.
    [2] London Gazette 58557, page N5.
    [3] London Gazette 60367, page N4.

    PRITCHARD, Lloyd Benjamin

    Royal Marines
    Major Lloyd Pritchard was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field in 2016 [1].
    • 30 June 2018 promoted from Acting Lieutenant Colonel to Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 61908, page 8514.
    [2] London Gazette 62382, page 14481.
     

    PURJA, Nirmal

    Royal Marines
    Marine Nirmal Purja was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on the 9th June 2018.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 62310, page B6. Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List.
     

    PURSER, Lloyd John

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Lloyd Purser  was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 14 June 2003 [1].
    • 9 June 2018 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 56963, page 5. Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List.
    [2] London Gazette 62310, page B5. Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List.
     

    RADFORD, Barry Philip William

    Royal Marines
    Captain Barry Radford was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 13 June 1981 [1].
    • 1991 (Major) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1991 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 48639, page 5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours).
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 52703, page 16843.

    REARDEN, Richard Joseph

    Royal Marines
    Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Richard Rearden was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 31 December 2011 [1].
    • 26 July 2012 (Major) to Retired List [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 60009, page N5.
    [2] London Gazette 60255, page 16942.
     

    REDMAN, Joseph

    RSM Joseph Redman 1 Commando
    No 1 Commando
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Joseph Redman was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in the King's birthday honours list of June 1946 [1].  
     
    On the 23rd September 1943 it was announced that the then Sgt. Redman had received a M.I.D., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2]. 
     
    Extract from the Biggleswade Chronicle - Friday 27 September 1946.

    REED, Neville

    No 1 Commando
    SAS
    Lance Sergeant Neville Reed served in No 1 Commando.
    • Post war he was RSM of 22 Special Air Service Regiment in Malaya. [1] 
    • 28th May 1957 it was announced that he had received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished services with 22 SAS in Malaya for the period 1st July to 31st December, 1956. [2] 
    • By 1958 he was RSM at the Gunnery School, R.A.C. Centre, Lulworth Camp, Wareham, Dorset. [3] 

    REEVES, Martin Charles

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Warrant Officer Martin Reeves, HQ Squadron, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10410.
    Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
     

    REID, William George

    Royal Marines
    Colour Sergeant William Reid was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 57070, page 12063 published 30 September 2003.
     

    RICHARDS, John

    45 Cdo. RM
    Major John Richards, Second in Command of 45 Commando RM, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished service in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].
    • 1951 Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Malaya [2].
    Sources

    ROACH, David John

    Royal Marines

    Corporal David Roach was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998 [1].

    ROBINSON, Douglas Arthur

    No 6 Commando
    Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Douglas Arthur Robinson was awarded the M.C. [1], in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 26 February 1943 at Fedi Et Attia, Tunisia [2], in the action that became known as the Battle of Steamroller Farm.
     

    ROBSON, Charles Edward

    Charles Robson 5 Commando
    No 5 Commando
    Private Charles Robson, No 5 Commando, and post war a member of the original Commando Association, was appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) in the 2004 New Years Honours List for services to the community in Southwark [1].
    • He renovated a Thames barge that he owned called “The Spirit of Mountbatten". He went on to win the Thames Barge boat race in it [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 57155, page s21.
    [2] Commando Association newsletter 118 of 2004.

    ROBSON, William

    40 Cdo. RM
    Lieutenant (Quartermaster) William Robson, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya in 1951[1].
    • 2nd January 1956 (Captain)(Quartermaster) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 39361, page 5432.
    [1] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 40669, page 5.

    ROSE, John Gordon

    Royal Marines
    Major John Rose was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992 [1].
    • 31 December 2008 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 53086, page 17975.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 58929, page 2.
     

    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].

    ROUGHSEDGE, Mark

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Marine Mark Roughsedge, HQ Squadron 3 Commando Brigade RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1]

    RYALL, Thomas Armstrong Scott

    Royal Marines
    Major Thomas Ryall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 [1].
    • 30 June 2018 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 6155, page 3470.
    [2] London Gazette Supp. 62382, page 14481.
     

    SALZANO, Gerard Mark

    Royal Marines
    Major Gerard Salzano was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2000 [1]
     
    Following promotion he also received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service twice:
    • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [2].
    • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [3].

    SCOTT, Royden Brian

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer 1st Class Royden Scott was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 17 June 2006 [1].
    • 17 August 2010 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [2]
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58014, page B5.
    [2] London Gazette 59519, page 15853.
     

    SCOTT, Stephen

    Royal Marines
    Colour Sergeant Stephen Scott was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011. 

    SIMCOX, Paul Alan

    Royal Marines
    Corporal Paul Simcox received a Mention in Despatches in 1993 in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
    • Ist  January 1994 (Corporal) commissioned Acting Lieutenant (SD) [2].

    SKINNER, Jack Noel

    No 2 Commando
    The death of Corporal Jack Noel Skinner M.B.E. of Christchurch, Dorset, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 101 issued September 1995. 
     
    In 1976 it was announced that he had been appointed O.B.E. (Civil Division) whilst serving as Second Secretary (Administration), British High Commission, Port of Spain.
    [Source: London Gazettes Supp. 46919, page 8034.)
     

    SMITH, George

    Royal Marines
    Colour Sergeant George Smith was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 55651, page 11553.
     

    SMITH, George Phillip

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer George Smith M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.

    STEEL, Austin Patrick

    Royal Marines
    Corporal Austin Steel was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland (to be dated 26 April 1994) [1].
    • 7 September 2004 (Warrant Officer Class 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [2].
    • 29 December 2007 (Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
    Sources

    STEPHENS, Richard James

    Royal Marines
    Captain Richard Stephens was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 55303, page 12073.
     

    STUART, Charles Robin McKenzie

    Charles Robin Mckenzie Stuart MBE
    No 5 Commando
    Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Charles Robin McKenzie Stuart , No.5 Commando, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Madagascar on June 1st 1942 [1] [2].
    • Promoted Major and Second in Command of No.5 Commando.
    • 31 July 1945 assumed command of No.5 Commando after Lt.Col. Pollitt was wounded during the battle at Hill 170 [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 36083, page 3086.

    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].

    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].

    TOTTEN, Philip Mark

    Royal Marines
    Major Philip Totten was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [1].
    • 30 June 2012 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    • 16 July 2018 promoted Colonel [3].
    • 29 December 2018 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [4].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 59737, page 5639.

    TOTTLE, Simon

    Royal Marines
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Simon Tottle was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2012.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 60367, page N5 (New Years Honours List).
     

    TOZER, Bernard Gilbert

    3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade

    Captain Bernard Tozer was serving as Staff Captain in 3 Special Service Brigade HQ on its formation August 1943 [1]. On 13 June 1946 he was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

    Sources
    [1] Navy Lists August 1943- see linked content below.
    [2] London Gazette 37598, page 2767 (HM Birthday Honours).

    TWEED, David Gratiaen

    40 Cdo. RM
    Captain (Acting Major) David Gratiaen Tweed received a Mention in Despatches in September 1945 for good services with the 21st Army Group [1]
     
    • 12 February 1946 (Acting Major) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [2]
    • 19 October 1951 (Major) received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [3]

    URRY, Simon Richard

    Royal Marines
    Captain Simon Urry was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [1].
    • 1 October 2004 (Captain) promoted Major [2].
    • 30 June 2012 ( Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

    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

    WHITMARSH, George Charles

    Royal Marines
    Corporal George Whitmarsh received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1985 [1].
    • 1993 (Corporal)(now acting Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [2]
    • 19 June 2000 (Colour Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 50093, page 5285.

    WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

    40 Cdo. RM
    During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
    Service at Sea in WW2 
    HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
    HMS Howe
    HMS Furious
    RM Commando Service in WW2
    January 1945 serving with the RM Holding Commando [1]
    By April 1945 serving with 47RM Commando [1a].
    Post WW2 

    WYLIE, Kenneth Neil

    No 7 Commando
    Temporary Major Kenneth Wylie, B.A. was second in command of No.7 Commando. During operations on Crete he was placed in command replacing the sick Lt. Col. Colvin and was subsequently captured by the enemy [1]
    • He was transported to Germany and imprisoned at Oflag O9/AH at Spangenberg [2].

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