NAPIER, Bevil Charles Alan

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Gordon Highlanders
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Major Bevil Charles Alan 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."  (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." (London Gazettes Supp. 37442, page 623.)
26th January 1952 promoted Major.  (London Gazettes Supp. 39478, page 1170.)
28th June 1961 promoted Lieutenant Colonel.  (London Gazettes Supp. 43509, page 6240.)
15th September 1964 promoted Colonel. (London Gazettes Supp. 42445, page 10436.)
1966  appointed CBE.  (London Gazettes Supp. 44004, page 6535.)
His death was reported in Commando Association Newsletter 112 of 2001.

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