CARR, Richard Philip

Rank: 
Captain
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
90121
Operations: 
Capt. 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.
(Sources: London Gazettes Supp. 34931, page 5201.)
 
In  January 1946 he was appointed MBE (Military Divsion) for "gallant and distinguished services" in recognition of his escape attempts.
(Source: London Gazettes Supp. 37450, page 749.)
 
​His death in the 1970's was reported in Commando Association Newsletter 67  issued in 1978.
 

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