NAPIER, Bevil Charles Alan

Known as: 
Charles
Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Gordon Highlanders
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
85692
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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