Raymond Thomas Casamajor Addington, the third son of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth, joined No 5 Commando as a 2/Lieutenant upon their formation in July 1940  . He was promoted Lieutenant on the 1st January 1941 . Lieutenant Addington took part with No 5 Commando in Operation Ironclad at Madagascar .
- Received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Mediterranean Theatre, rank Major (temp). .
- Appointed Honorary Lieutenant Colonel .
Lieutenant Jack Anrude was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010 .
1st October 2015 promoted Major .
Bernard James Barton was commissioned Second Lieutenant in The Buffs on the 22nd June 1940 (1).
On the 30th January 1941 he was transferred to the Recce Corps. (2)
Captain Graeme Black DSO, MC, was executed whilst a Prisoner of War. He was one of the seven Commandos of No. 2 Commando who were captured after Operation Musketoon, and later executed under Hitler's Commando Execution Order, at Sachsenhausen Concentration Camp, Berlin, 1942.
He was awarded the MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in successful combined operations, against the enemy at Vaagso and Maaloy.
He was awarded the DSO in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
- Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 7th April 1944 .
Colour Sergeant Brian Bridger was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
- 23 April 1942 commissioned 2/Lt. from the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11 (S. Gds) .
- Commissioned at OCTU from the ranks 20 December 1944 .
After a brief spell as 2i/c No 5 Commando, the then Major John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill (later affectionately known by some as Mad Jack) moved to 2i/c No 3 Commando. Shortly after Lt Col Newman [more...] was taken prisoner at St Nazaire in 1942, Major Churchill was promoted Lt Col. to replace him as OC No 2 Commando. Lt Col Churchill remained OC until he was also taken prisoner during Operation Flounced [more...] in 1944.
On the 21st September 1954 he was promoted Major in the Royal Pioneer Corps .
Captain Maxwell Darwell was awarded the M.C., for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.
Captain John Dexter was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe.
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. **
Captain Edwin Dunn was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.
Lieut. Bill Etches served with No.3 Commando during the Lofoten and Vaagso raids in Norway 1941, and on the St Nazaire raid in France, 1942. During Operation Chariot at St Nazaire Lieut. Lieut. Etches was assistant to Capt. Montgomery, RE, supervising demolition parties in the dry dock area.
Captain Richard Flower was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.
Captain Daniel Flunder was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren . He became the Adjutant and Commander of 'A' Troop of 48 RM Commando .
The death of Major Daniel John Flunder OBE, MC, VRD (48 RM Cdo) of Helston, Cornwall, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 102 issued March 1996.
Lieutenant Robert Gibson, attached to Special Service troops, was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguishes services in Italy. [Source: London Gazettes Supp. 36327, page 256.]
- M.C. (A/Captain 43RM Commando) for gallantry, zeal and skill during the attack on Sarande and the seizure of the Island of Solta. [1 +2].
Lt. Col. John Malise Graham, MC, is listed as the senior officer on a roll of Officers serving with Middle East Commando (1st S.S. Regiment) 1st July 1942.
Citation for the MC
London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
National Archives file WO 373/129/123.
In 1945 he served at the CBTC. He is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." (CVA Gallery).
- Awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service during operations in April 1945 with the 2/5th Bn. The Queen's Royal at Lake Comacchio, Italy . He left the Army on 18 October 1950.