WOOD, Steven Patrick (Lt Col)

Rank: 
Lieutenant Colonel
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Tank Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
45005
Lt Col (Temporary) Wood was the first Commanding Officer of No 5 Commando when it was formed at Bridlington in July 1940 remaining in post unitil the 8th November 1940 when he relinquished command. (Sources: No 5 Cdo War Diary + click on highlighted links above.)
 
Received a MiD for "gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st January - 30th June 1949 serving with the RTR.  (Source: London Gazettes Supp 38782, page 5906.)
 
May 1953 promoted full Lieutenant Colonel. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 39847, page 2566.)
 
1957 appointed OBE in the  New Years Honours List. (Source: London Gazettes Supp. 40960, page 7.)
 

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