NAPIER, Bevil Charles Alan
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Major Napier was attached to the Commandos from the Gordon Highlanders. He was promoted from 2/Lieutenant to Lieutenant on the 1st January 1941. In August 1943 whilst a Captain (T/Major) he was awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East." (Sources: London Gazettes Supp. 35077 page 960 and Supp. 36146 page 3819.) January 1946, whilst a T/Major, appointed MBE (Military Division) for "gallant and distinguished service in NW Europe." (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 37442, page 623.) 26th January 1952 promoted Major. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 39478, page 1170.) 28th June 1961 promoted Lieutenant Colonel. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 43509, page 6240.) 15th September 1964 promoted Colonel. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 42445, page 10436.) 1966 appointed CBE. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 44004, page 6535.) His death was reported in Commando Association Newsletter 112 of 2001.
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