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DUNCAN, George Ian Alistair

Lieutenant George Duncan served in No 11 Commando. We have a possible photo of him in our gallery which we would like verified by family in due course.

His gallantry medals were awarded after leaving the Commando and whilst he was further attached to the Special Boat Section *.

In addition there is reference in a book to a Lt Duncan MC as being a prisoner of war in Camp 21, Chiete, Italy in 1943. **

MARSHALL, Lionel Guy Bradford

Capt Marshall 40rm commando
Captain Lionel Marshall MC and bar was killed, or died of wounds inflicted, during operations in Albania.*
 
Awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli."
Awarded a bar to his MC for "courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined opposition, from the enemy."
 
Bari War Cemetery

PETERS, David Robert

Maj David Peters MC and bar 2 Commando
Trooper David Robert Peters, a Cadet from the 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit, was commissioned 2nd Lieut. on the 9th March 1940. [1]
 
He was attached to No 2 Commando from at least January 1943. [2]
 
On the 15th March 1945 it was announced that T/Captain Peters had been awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field. [3]
 

POLLARD, Gordon

Maj Gordon Pollard MC MM
The then Sergeant Gordon Pollard, RA,  was awarded the MM in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East (Egypt and Libya) during the period May, 1942 to October, 1942.
 
On the 16th May 1943 he was commisioned as Second Lieutenant. Subsequently he joined No 3 Commando remaining with them for the remainder of the war, his final rank attained in the Commandos was Major.
 

SUTHERLAND, David (Lt Col)

(The following is from the Times obituary.)
 
LIEUTENANT David Sutherland and Royal Marine John Duggan were the only two to return from Operation “Anglo”, a raid on the Italian-occupied island of Rhodes by the Special Boat Service in September 1942. The SBS team was pursued relentlessly; it had attacked two airfields and destroyed aircraft positioned to support Rommel’s threatened advance on Cairo and to bomb supply convoys to beleaguered Malta. 

WEBB, Gordon Geoffrey Henry

Capt Gordon Webb MC 4 Commando
Gordon Webb was called up for military service as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery on the 9th September 1939. [1]  However in 1936 at Trinity College he had completed the requirements  necessary for the Officers Training Corps and was therefore eligible for consideration for a commission which he received. [2]
 

WESTLEY, Eric Roy

Captain Eric Roy Westley was in command of 3 troop during the attack on Le Plein, Normandy, where he was wounded in the hand, but rejoined the troop immediately after medical treatment in the field. The recipient of two Military Crosses for gallant and distinguished services, he was posted to the South Staffordshire Regiment on the 21st November 1945 and later resigned his commission on the 26th March 1951.
 
Sources:
MC: LG Supplement 36637, Page 3605
Bar to MC: LG Supplement 36679, Page 4044.

YOUNG, Peter (Brig)

Brigadier Peter Young
Then then Major Peter Young
Peter Young was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1939. He served in France with the British Expeditionary Force before being wounded and evacuated back to the UK at Dunkirk.  Joining No 3 Commando in the first selction of officers after its formation, the next few years would see Peter Young rise to the temporary rank of Lieut. Colonel and assume command of No 3 Commando in late 1943. He took part in the early raids on Lofoten and Vaagso, being awarded his first MC for his "gallant and distinguished services" during the latter. 
 

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