Royal Army Service Corps
Ron Crippin, then a Corporal in the HQ troop, took part in the raid at St Nazaire. He sailed on board ML 447 and was evacuated back to the UK. He was awarded the BEM ( Military Division) "in recognition of distinguished services during the raid". (1)
He had previously seen action with 2 Ind. Coy., in May 1940 at Bodo, Norway, as part of Scissors Force. (2)
He also received a MiD for " gallant and distinguished services in Italy" whilst RQMS with No 2 Commando.(3)
Post war Ron was a member of the Edinburgh branch of the Commando Association.
1. London Gazettes Supp. 37162, page 3493 & Supp. 37536, page 1956.
2. Commando Association newsletter 92.
3. London Gazettes Supp. 37368, page 5818 & Supp. 37536, page 1956.
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