Bar to the Military Medal

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FRENCH, Richard Douglas

Richard French MM and bar 43 Commando
Sergeant Richard French, 'A' Troop, was awarded the MM  for distinguished services in the field while operating with the Army [1].
It was announced on the 6th July 1945 that Sergeant King had been awarded a Bar to his Military Medal for outstanding courage, determination and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy [2].

Citation for the MM

Patrol ambush on Hvar Island 12 July 44

LEECH, John Ernest

John 'Jack' Leech MM and bar
Private John Leech was awarded the M.M. [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during operations in Calabria, Italy, between 28 August and 5 September 1943, a period in which he was also suffering the effects of malaria [2].
Promoted Sergeant, John 'Jack' Leech was awarded a bar to his Military Medal during operations at Normandy in June 1944 [3].
Citation for the award of a Bar to his Military Medal 

PEACHEY, Frederick

Fred Peachey MM and bar
Lance Sergeant Frederick Peachey served with the Independent Companies and No 2 Commando. 
  • 28 March 1942 Pte. Peachey took part in Operation Chariot at St Nazaire. He was one the Commando contingent on board ML 443.
  • 17 September 1943 Cpl. Peachey was awarded the Military Medal for "gallant and distinguished services during operations at Salerno". 
  • 17 April 1945 Acting Lance Sergeant Peachey was awarded a Bar to his Military Medal for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy". 

TAIT, Duncan Robert

Duncan Robert Tait 11 Commando
Lance Corporal Bob Tait, No.11 Commando 8 Troop [image in gallery], attached to Layforce, was awarded the Military Medal [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished conduct during operations at Litani River, Syria, 9/10 June 1941 [2].

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