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ADAMS, Alan Maclean

Warrant Officer Class 1 (later Captain)
PO43078H & 563268
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines and Regular Army
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Alan Adams received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(rank Warrant Officer Class 1) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  2004/5 [2].

ALLAN, Brian Gavin

Sergeant
P045179G
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Sergeant Brian Allan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57269, page 5129.
 

ARDING, Nicholas Miles Bennett

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Nicholas Arding received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999 [1].
  • 31 December 2004 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources

ASHENDEN, Steven

Marine
P050950V
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Marine Steven Ashenden was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56373, page 12745.
 

ASHTON, Paul

Colour Sergeant
P043318J
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Colour Sergeant Paul Ashton received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland in 2006.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58183, page 17355.
 

ATKINS, Steven Mark

Marine
P033350C
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Steven Atkins received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st February 1979 to 30th April 1979 [1].
  • 1982 awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
Sources

BALMENT, Robert Ernest

Colour Sergeant
P022095H
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colour Sergeant Robert Balment was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1980.
 
Sources
London Gazette 48583, page 5527.
 

BARNES, Rex Warwick

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Major Rex Barnes received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland in 2000.

Sources
London Gazette 56168, page 4244.

BARNES, Roger Michael

Colour Sergeant
P018166M
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Colour Sergeant Roger Barnes was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1974.
 
Sources
London Gazette 46456, page 221.
 

BARTON, David Alexander

Colour Sergeant
P030829F
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant David Barton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53086, page 17976.
 

BAXTER, Ian Stuart

Major General
456440
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Corps of Transport
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Colonel Ian Stuart Baxter, HQ Commando Forces RM, was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

BEADON, Colin John Alexander

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Colin Beadon was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distingushed service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [1]
  • 1994 promoted Major [2].
  • 2 June 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) to retired list [3].
Sources

BELL, Alan William

Sergeant
PO25911D
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Alan Bell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.
 
Source
London Gazette 48237, page 9373.
 

BEVERLEY, Henry York la Roche

Lieutenant General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
April 1978 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM [1].
1979 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978 [2].
31 December 1990 (Lieutenant General) appointed K.C.B. (Military Division) [3].
 

BEVIS, Timothy John

Major General
N028921J
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Timothy Bevis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1986 [1].
  • 13 December 2015 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 31 May 2016 promoted Major General [3].
  • 28 December 2019 appointed C.B. (Military Divisionj [4].
Sources

BEWLEY, Neil

Marine
PO33524C
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Neil Bewley was shot and killed during operations in Turf Lodge, Belfast, Northern Ireland. [Source:  AFM ROH / Northern Ireland - An Agony Continued author Ken Wharton.]
 

BIRD, Stephen Alun

Sergeant
PO36027S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Stephen Bird was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

BLIGHT, Timothy

Lance Corporal
P041258V
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Lance Corporal Timothy Blight was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51296, page 4325 dated 12 April 1988..
 

BLOOM, Peter John

Corporal
P025789T
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Peter Bloom was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland in 1978 [1].

BOWDEN, Arthur Alan

Sergeant
P024018C
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Sergeant Arthur Bowden was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1980.
 
Sources
London Gazette 48583, page 5527.
 

BOWES, Frederick James

Corporal
PO36351C
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Corporal Frederick Bowles was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 50486, page 5187 dated 15 April 1986.
 

BOWKETT, Robert Murray

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowkett received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.

Sources
London Gazette 55651, page 11554.

BREWER, Mark Anthony

Sergeant
PO42747Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Mark Brewer received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.
 
Source
London Gazette 55651, page 11554.
 

BROWN, Christopher Charles

Lieutenant General
497571
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Christopher Brown, 29 Commando Regiment RA, was a Naval Gunfire Spotter attached to Special Forces during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service between 25 April to 15 June 1982 [1] [2].
  • 30 Sept 1987 promoted Major [3].

BROWN, Graeme Norman

Colour Sergeant
P043050S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Colour Sergeant Graeme Brown was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56373, page 12745.
 

CAPPER, Francis William

Sergeant
P019729W
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Sergeant Francis Capper was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1974 - 31st January 1975.
 
Source
London Gazette 46614, page 8051.
 

CHESTER, John Shane

John Shane Chester
Major General
NO14112L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Chester, Chief of Staff 3 Commando Brigade RM, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 16 March 1982 (Major) (HQ 3 Cdo. Bde) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service In Northern Ireland in 1981 [2].

CHICKEN, Simon Timothy

Major General
N025815E
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Simon Chicken was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
  • 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando Group [2].

CHISNALL, David Alan

WO1 David Chisnall
Captain
PO22798L
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colour Sergeant David Chisnall was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980 [1].
  • 16 April 1982 promoted Warrant Officer 1; RSM of 42 Commando RM during the Falklands Campaign [2][3].

CLAPSON, Keith

Captain Keith Clapson
Captain (later Major)
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Keith Clapson, 40 Commando RM [1], received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [2].
  • May/June 2001 (Major) Commanding Officer Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM) [3].

CLARK, Graham David

Colour Sergeant
PO50772B
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Graham Clark received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997.
 
Sources
London Gazette 54969, page 13690.
 

CLARKE, Nigel Ronald

Sergeant
P032121K
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Nigel Clarke was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland, award to be dated 12 May 1992 [1].

COCKTON, Peter Graeme

Corporal
P038344X
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)

Corporal Peter Cockton was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51733, page 5813.

COOK, Paul

Warrant Officer 1
P035410Q
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Paul Cook received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

CUSACK, Shane Barry

Major
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Shane Cusack received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1983 to 30th September 1983. Previously served in the Falklands War.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49709, page 5591.

CUTTING, Robert Steven

Gnr Robert Cutting 29 Commando
Gunner
24167846
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died on active service

Gunner Robert Cutting, aged 18, from Blackley Manchester, was shot dead at 4am whilst on foot patrol at the junction of Lepper Street and Stratheden Street, in the New Lodge area of Belfast. This was a blue on blue incident.

DAVID, Anthony Philip

Marine
PO27102T
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Anthony David was fatally wounded on 16 September whilst on mobile patrol on the Falls Road, Belfast. He died a month later. [Sources: AFM ROH / NIVets.org]

DAVIS, Noel Louis

Sergeant
P034960A
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Noel Davis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of  service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 52137, page 9154 dated 14 May 1990.
 

De La COUR, Colin Charles

Sergeant
P024604K
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Colin De La Cour was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1980 to 31st January 1981 [1].
  • 1982 Mentioned in Despatches during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
Sources

DI-VICENZO, Marcus

Sergeant
P046086B
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Marcus Di-Vicenzo received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56373, page 12746.
 

DONOVAN, Mark Joseph

Lieutenant
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Mark Donovan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during 1983. 
 
Source
London Gazette 49709, page 5591.
 

DOWN, Michael Ernest James

Sergeant
P036198Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Sergeant Michael Down was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland.

Sources
London Gazette 52137, page 9154 dated 14 May 1990.
 

DRAKE, Alan Peter

Warrant Officer Class 1 (later Captain)
P047360T
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Alan Drake received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998 [1].
  • 2002 (Sergeant) awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland [2].

DUNCAN, Ewan Robert

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Ewan Duncan received a Mention in a Despatches in recognition of service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51733, page 5813 dated 15 May 1989.
 

DYKE, Ralph Charles

Sergeant
RM22703
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Ralph Dyke was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1972.
 
Sources
London Gazette 45965, page 5459.
 

EVANS, Gareth

Sergeant
P043917D
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Sergeant Gareth Evans was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 2000.

EVANS, Paul John

Colour Sergeant
PO22130Q
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Paul Evans was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland, announced 15 April 1986 [1].
  • (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1978 to 31st January 1979 [2].

EVANS, Philip

Corporal
PO36772C
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Philip Evans received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

EWEN, Robert John

Warrant Officer Class 1
P031244S
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Ewen received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1983 to 30th September 1983 [1].
  • 31 December 2009 (Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources

FERGUSON, William John

Marine
PO29067A
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine William Ferguson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1974-31st January 1975.
 
Source
London Gazette 46614, page 8051.
 

FILON, Richard

Marine
PO33712P
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Richard Filon was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1979.
 
Sources
London Gazette 48156, page 5621.
 

FRENCH, John Robert

Warrant Officer 1
PO19457L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer John French received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.
 
Source
London Gazette 48237, page 9373.
 

FRY, Robert Alan

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Legion of Merit (USA)
  • 1978 (Lieutenant) received Mention In Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

GARROD, John Martin Carruthers

Lieutenant General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Martin Carruthers Garrod received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1973-31st October 1973 [1].
  • 17 June 1978 - 9 November 1979 Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2].

GIBSON, Neil

Marine
PO21776Y
RM21776
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Neil Gibson received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in 1967 during operations in Aden [1].
Recommendation

GIBSON, Robert Grierson

Corporal Robert Gibson 42 Commando
Corporal
PO27283S
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Robert Gibson was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of his distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1976.
 
Sources
London Gazette 47037, page 13771.
[Image] Bob Gibson.
 

GILBERT, Adam

Marine
P046138Q
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Adam Gilbert was the victim of an accidental shooting when his patrol tried to stop a stolen car at a checkpoint on the New Lodge Road, Belfast.

GILL, Barry Michael

Corporal
PO22340U
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Barry Gill received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.
 
Source
London Gazette 48237, page 9373.
 

GORMLEY, David John

Corporal
P024528R
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal David Gormley received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1974-31st July 1974.
 
Sources
London Gazette 46456, page 221.
 

GRAHAM, John Ian

Colour Sergeant
P024183Q
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant John Graham received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1983.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49709, page 5591.
 

GRANT, Roland Stephen

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Roland Grant was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Source
London Gazette 47643, page 11153.
 

GRICE, Colin Frederick

Colour Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Colin Grice received a Mention in a Despatches in recognition of service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51733, page 5813 dated 15 May 1989.
 

HADAWAY, James

Sergeant
PO23303T
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant James Hadaway received a Mention in a Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49315, page 4957.
 

HADLEY, Paul Edward

Sergeant
P037432W
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Sergeant Paul Hadley received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1993.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53453, page 16388.

HALL, Christopher Mark Ian

Captain
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Christopher Hall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 57751, page 11643.
 

HALL, Robin John

Lieutenant (Acting Captain)
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Captain Robin Hall received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 50486, page 5187 dated 15 April 1986.
 

HANNAH, Kenneth William

Colour Sergeant (later Major)
P036166P & 551546
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Kenneth Hannah was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

HARBAR, Alan

Corporal
P016900T
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Corporal Alan Harbar was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Source
London Gazette 47739, page 343.
 

HARRIS, Iain Andrew

Sergeant
PO43925N
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Acting Sergeant Iain Harris was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1995 to 31st March 1996 [1].

HARRIS, Malcolm Harold

Warrant Officer Class 2
P020555R
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Warrant Officer 2 Malcolm Harris received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1978 to 31st January 1979.

Sources
London Gazette 47890, page 8063.
 

HASELOCK, Simon

Captain
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Simon Haselock received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53298, page 8190 published 11 May 1993.
 

HAYES, William David

Captain
P053632W
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal William Hayes received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 31st July 2007 [1].
13 January 2014 commissioned Lieutenant, appointed to the Trained Strength 3 April 2014 [2].
1 January 2016 Acting Captain promoted Captain [3].
 

HEADINGTON, Paul Dennis

Sergeant
P043509U
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Paul Headington received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998.
 
Source
London Gazette 55303, page 12074.
 

HEATLY, Robert Johnston

Captain
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain (now Local Major) Robert Heatly was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 53298, page 8189.
 

HICKINBOTHAM, Christopher James

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Christopher Hickinbotham received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1976 [1].
  • 12 June 1982 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 5 July 1983 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].
Sources

HILL, R.W.

Colour Sergeant
PO21339E
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
45 Commando Group.
GOC Northern Ireland Commendation for distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1981.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel March / April 1982 edition.
 

HIND, James Robert

Corporal
PO37800L
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal James Hind received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland, announced 15 April 1986  [1].
  • 16 May 1989 awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of service in Northern Ireland [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 50486, page 5187.

HOLDEN, Stephen Paul

Warrant Officer Class 2
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Stephen Holden received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1996 [1].

HOWGILL, Colin Humphrey Cowley

Colonel
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Colin Howgill received a Mention in Despatches recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1976 - 31st January 1977 [1].
  • 17 August 1979 promoted Acting Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1980 Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM in the New Hebrides [3].

HUDSON, Leslie Eric

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Leslie Hudson received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1974 - 31st January 1975 [1]. 
31 December 1976 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 46614, page 8051.

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
Major
P035637B & N029390X
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].
  • 1991 (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

HUTCHEON, Ian

Corporal
PO30995F
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Corporal Ian Hutcheon was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Sources

IDDON, Thomas

Sergeant
PO22132X
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Thomas Iddon received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 47643, page 11153.
 

INNIS, Roderick

Acting Sergeant
P019568N
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Sergeant Roderick Innis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1973. 
 
Sources
London Gazette 46155, page 15023.
 

JAMES, Kevin Michael

Sergeant
P025432M
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Kevin James was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1978 [1].
In 1982 Sergeant James Q.G.M. received a Mention in Despatches for his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
 
Sources

JARVIS, Barry Edwin

Sergeant
P035305L
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Barry Jarvis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53086, page 17976.
 

JEX, David William

Sergeant
PO22802A
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant David Jex received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Sources
London Gazette 47643, page 11153.
 

JONES, Alan

Colour Sergeant
PO23068Y
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Bar to the British Empire Medal
Colour Sergeant Alan Jones was awarded the B.E.M. (Military Division), on the 12th June 1976 [1]. He was later awarded a Bar to the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1976 - 31st January 1977 [2].
 
Sources

KEELING, Andrew Myles

Major General
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Major General Andrew Myles Keeling C.B.E. was appointed C.B. on 11th June 1994 [1].
  • 13 October 1987(Lieutenant Colonel)(Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

KENNY, Brian Charles

Marine (Acting Corporal)
P026796G
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Acting Corporal Brian Kenny was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1973. 
 
Source
London Gazette 46155, page 15023.
 

KIMMIS, Gary Robert

Marine
P043298E
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Gary Kimmis received a Mention in a Despatches in recognition of service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51733, page 5813 dated 15 May 1989.
 

LANE, Roger Guy Tyson

Brigadier
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Roger Lane received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1980 [1].
  • 1990 he received a second Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • 31 December 1993 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

LAW, S.

Sergeant
PO23247K
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines

45 Commando Group.
GOC Northern Ireland Commendation for distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1981.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel March / April 1982 edition.

LAZENBY, David Ian

Sergeant
PO25993A
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
45 Commando Group.
GOC Northern Ireland Commendation for distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1981.
Recce Troop, Falklands War.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel March / April 1982 edition.
Teeside Live interview online.
 

LEACH, Dennis Alfred

Corporal
P028362E
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Dennis Leach was killed by the blast from an an IRA bomb hidden at an observation post at Drummuckavall, Northern Ireland. Also killed was Marine Michael Southern. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
NI Vets.org
Northern Ireland - An Agony Continued author Ken Wharton.

LITSTER, Alan

Brigadier
N028222V
Fleet Protection Group RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant (Local Captain) Alan Litster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [1].

LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

Captain
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Alan Livingstone received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].

LIVINGSTONE, Scott

Captain
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Scott Livingstone received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished servic in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

MACKLIN, James

Marine
P027765H
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine James Macklin was fatally wounded whilst on patrol in North Belfast .
 

Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 29 March 1974

MADSEN, Lars Neil

Sergeant
PO24108H
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Lars Madsen received a Mention in a Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1981.
 
Sources
London Gazette 48756, page 12635.
 

MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
Lieutenant General
N028330Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant General Rob Magowan joined the Royal Marines in 1989. After successfully completing his training he assumed several Troop Command roles, including a tour of Northern Ireland [1].
  • 2002 posted 42 Commando as Second in Command, deploying to both Kuwait and Iraq for Operation TELIC 1 [1].

MARLEY, Brian

Corporal
P037723B
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Corporal Brian Marley was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 51296, page 4325 dated 12 April 1988.
 

MARTIN, John Nugent

Lieutenant
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant John Martin received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1974-31st January 1975.
 
Source
London Gazette 46614, page 8051.
 

MASON, Alexander Malcolm

Colonel
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Alexander Mason received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in the period 1st May 1976 to 31st July 1976 [1].
  • 1978 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978 [2].

MASON, Jeffrey Sinclair

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Mason was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
Service
6 Assault Sqdn Royal Marines aboard HMS Intrepid in Mediterranean, 1980-1982 and during Falklands War, 1982;

MASSEY, Sean Sidney

Corporal
PO37846D
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Sean Massey received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 50486, page 5187 dated 15 April 1986.
 

MASTROPIETRO, Giusseppi

Colour Sergeant
P031610Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Colour Sergeant Giusseppi Mastropietro was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 52530, page 7428 dated 14 May 1991.
 

MCCUBBIN, John

Lieutenant
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant John McCubbin received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1980.
 
Sources
London Gazette 48583, page 5527.
 

MCDOWALL, David James

Sergeant
PO23444X
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Sergeant David McDowall was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1978 to 31st January 1979.

Sources
London Gazette 47890, page 8063.
 

MCGILL, Alistair Iain

Warrant Officer Class 1 (Regimental Sergeant Major)
P042976W
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Warrant Officer 2 Alistair McGill was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 2004 [1].
  • 2007 (RSM) 45 Commando Group [2].
  • 31 December 2010 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

McGLYNN, Philip

Corporal
PO29888Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Corporal Philip McGlynn was Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1979.

Sources

London Gazette 48156, page 5621.

MCINTOSH, Paul George

Staff Sergeant
P052283G
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Corporal Paul McIntosh received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • 25 March 2011 (Staff Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [2].

McLEMAN, John Gilbert

Corporal
PO27048S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal John McLeman received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.
 
Source
London Gazette 48237, page 9373.
 

MEADE, Julian Charles

Sergeant
P032089B
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Julian Meade received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 52530, page 7428 dated 14th May 1991.
 

MELVIN, John Noble Stephen

Lance Corporal
PO37662L
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Bar to the Queen's Gallantry Medal
Lance Corporal John Melvin was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • 13 October 1987 awarded a bar to the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
Sources

MERCHANT, Jeremy Mark

Major
P038781S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Jeremy Mark Merchant was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2002 [1].
  • 1991 (Corporal) Mentioned in Despatches in record of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • 12 October 2004 promoted Major [3].

METCALFE, Robert John

Captain
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Robert Metcalfe received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 51087, page 12661 dated 13 October 1987.
 

MILLS, Ian

Lance Corporal
P032429V
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Ian Mills received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978.
 
Sources
London Gazette 47804, page 4057.
 

MILTON, Anthony Arthur

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Milton was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [1].
  • 1996 (Brigadier) Commanding Officer 3 Commando Brigade RM [2].

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

MOTTRAM, John Frederick

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Member of the Royal Victorian Order (MVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Frederick Mottram was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division)  on 1st January 1969 [1].
  • 23 March 1972 - 20 February 1974  (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2].

MURRAY, Alexander Bruce

Lieutenant Colonel
N028326E
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Lieutenant Alexander Murray received the Queen's Commandation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1995 [1].
  • 31 December 2008 (Major)(Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

NICOLL, Steve Kenneth

Colour Sergeant (later Acting Lieutenant)
N028447Y
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Steve Nicoll received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 52530, page 7428 dated 14th May 1991.
 

NUNN, Christopher John

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Lieutenant Christopher Nunn received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980 [1].
  • 1982 Falklands Campaign; 42 Commando RM; Captain; 'M' Company Commander; South Georgia [2].

O'CONNOR, James

Sergeant
P033100D
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Sergeant James O'Connor was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland 5th November 1991.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53086, page 17977.
 

OLIVER, Michael David

Sergeant
P038145C
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Michael Oliver received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53298, page 8190 published 11 May 1993.
 

PENNEFATHER, David Anthony Somerset

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Commandant General Royal Marines in 1996.
  • (Major) (HQ Commando Forces RM) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1].
  • (Lt. Colonel) Appointed O.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland [2].

PILLAR, Andrew Robert

Lieutenant Colonel
N018853E
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Andrew Pillar, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of service in operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1].

PIPE, Gary James

Corporal
P035651N
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Gary Pipe was twice mentioned in despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland. 
  • Distinguished service between 1st August 1980 and 31 October 1980 [1].
  • Distinguished service between 1st November 1982 and 31st January 1983 [2].

PORTER, Jonathan Lee

Corporal
P044777Q
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Corporal Jonathan Porter received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Source
London Gazette 56373, page 12746.
 

QUIN, Anthony David

Corporal
PO29582V
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Anthony Quin received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.
 
Source
London Gazette 48237, page 9373.
 

RADFORD, Barry Philip William

Major
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Barry Radford was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 13 June 1981 [1].
  • 1991 (Major) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1991 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 48639, page 5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours).

REECE, Michael John

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Reece was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1980 [1].

REED, Derek Bernard

Sergeant
P023040J
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Derek Reed, attached to 652 Squadron, Army Air Corps, was killed with three other NCOs, by a booby trap bomb, as they got into their car outside the Knock-na-Moe Hotel in Omagh.
[Source: AFM ROH / NIVets.org]
 

REID, William George

Colour Sergeant
P043751N
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Colour Sergeant William Reid was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57070, page 12063 published 30 September 2003.
 

RIMMER, Stephen Kenneth

Acting Sergeant
PO29473B
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Sergeant Stephen Rimmer was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1977 to 31st January 1978 [1].

ROACH, David John

Warrant Officer Class 1
P047383C
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal David Roach was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998 [1].

ROSE, John Gordon

Major General
N023345A.
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major John Rose was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992.
  • 2004-2006 Brigadier, 3 Commando Brigade RM.
  • ​31 December 2008 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division).
  • 25 June 2009 to Retired List*.
  • 2011-2012 Representative Colonel Commandant General, Royal Marines**.

ROY, Alexander Campbell

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Alexander Roy received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1990 [1].
  • 16 June 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 52324, page 17200.

RUNDLE, Robert Mark

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Robert Rundle received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.
1996 Commanding Officer RM Reserve Merseyside.
 
Source
London Gazette 48237, page 9373.

SANDERSON, Stephen Joseph

Sergeant
PO38903X
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Sergeant Stephen Sanderson received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 54212, page 15368 dated 14 November 1995.
 

SAWCZYSZAK, M.J.

Corporal
PO32584M
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines

45 Commando Group.
GOC Northern Ireland Commendation for distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1981.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel March / April 1982 edition.

SCOTT, David

Colour Sergeant
PO25947D
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant David Scott received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 51087, page 12661 dated 13 October 1987.
 

SECCOMBE, Thomas

Colonel
41 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Seccombe was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978 [1].
  • 1982, Colonel, Military Force Commander, SS Canberra, Falklands Campaign [2].
  • 15 June 1985 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

SEWARD, Jonathan Pegrum Ardouin

Colour Sergeant
P032437F
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Jonathan Seward received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995.
 
Source
London Gazette 54212, page 15368.
 

SHAW, John Joseph

Mne John Shaw 40 Commando
Marine
P029899H
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine John Shaw died [1] from injuries received in a road traffic collision in Northern Ireland [2]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Major J.C. Beadle, MBE, MC, RM.

SHEERIN, John Grant

Corporal (later Major)
PO43849U
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Corporal John Sheerin was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal on 11th May 1993 in recognition of gallantry in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Sergeant Sheerin Q.G.M., received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [2].

SIMCOX, Howard Robert

Known as: 
Twink
Howard Simcox 29 Commando
Bombardier
24082571
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Bombardier Howard Simcox was awarded the British Empire Medal on 31 December 1987.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 51171, page 19.
[Image] James Walton, 8 Alma Commando Battery.
 

SIMCOX, Paul Alan

Major
P042955V
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Paul Simcox received a Mention in Despatches in 1993 in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Ist  January 1994 (Corporal) commissioned Acting Lieutenant (SD) [2].

SMITH, George

Colour Sergeant
PO37581L
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Colour Sergeant George Smith was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 55651, page 11553.
 

SMITH, George Phillip

Warrant Officer Class 2
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer George Smith M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Source
London Gazette 56373, page 12746.
 

SNOW, Michael Lawrence

Colour Sergeant
PO24289G
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Sergeant Michael Snow was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978 [1].
  • 14 April 1987 (Colour Sergeant) awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Divison) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland [2].
Sources

SOUTHERN, Michael John

Marine
P029081M
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Michael Southern was killed by the blast from an an IRA bomb hidden at an observation post at Drummuckavall, Northern Ireland. 
Also killed was Corporal Dennis Alfred Leach. 

SPENCE, T.

Lance Corporal
PO28844U
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines

45 Commando Group.
GOC Northern Ireland Commendation for distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1981.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel March / April 1982 edition.

SQUIRES, Richard Graham

Sergeant (later Captain)
P051221A
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Richard Squires received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005 [1].

STANSFIELD, Christian John

Marine
P902910H
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Christian Stansfield, RMR Merseyside, collapsed and died of natural causes during a training mission in Norway. Christian joined the Royal Marines at the age of 17 and had served three tours of duty in Northern Ireland as well as a spell in Afghanistan.

STATHERS, Paul

Marine
PO42956M
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Paul Stathers received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51087, page 12661 dated 13 October 1987.

STEEL, Austin Patrick

Warrant Officer Class 2
P043013W
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Austin Steel was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland (to be dated 26 April 1994) [1].

STEPHENS, Richard James

Captain (Local Major)
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Richard Stephens was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 55303, page 12073.
 

STEVENSON, Paul Timothy

Lieutenant Colonel
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Major Paul Stevenson was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1974/1975 [1].
  • 1982 Divisional HQ; Staff Officer (Operations); Falklands Conflict [2].
  • 24 May 1983 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM [3].

STURMAN, Matthew

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Matthew Sturman received a Mention in a Despatches in recognition of service in Northern Ireland [1].
13 June 1998 (Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
20 September 2003 (Colonel) to Retired List own request [3].
 
Sources

SWAIN, Ivor William

Sgt Swain 29 Commando
Sergeant
23824074
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Died on active service
Sergeant Ivor Swain died during operations in Northern Ireland [1]. Ivor was a well respected Sergeant in 8 Alma Commando Battery, 29 Commando RA. He was killed when his Land Rover patrol was called out to investigate a reported incident.

SWAN, Thomas John

Sergeant
P035237C
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Thomas Swan received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 52703, page 16843.

TAGG, M.L.

Corporal
PO31166R
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines

45 Commando Group.
GOC Northern Ireland Commendation for distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1981.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel March / April 1982 edition.

TAYLOR, William John

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain William Taylor received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland, announced 27 October 1992 [1].

TELFORD, Ross

Colour Sergeant
P045594J
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [1].

THOMAS, David Nigel

Corporal
P045367T
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal David Thomas received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 53298, page 8190 published 11 May 1993.
 

THOMPSON, Graham Michael

Sergeant
P034193D
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Graham Thompson (now acting Lieutenant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland announced on 5 May 1995, to be dated 27 October 1992.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6613.
 

THOMPSON, Steven

Sergeant
P038259D
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Sergeant Steven Thompson was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994.
 
Sources
London Gazette 54028, page 6610.
 

THOMSON, Jonathan James

Lieutenant Colonel (later Brigadier)
45 Cdo. RM
SBS
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Thomson O.B.E., was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallantry within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey  in 1991[1].
Citation 

TIDMAN, Martin David

Corporal
P040706Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Martin Tidman received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 52530, page 7428 dated 14th May 1991.
 
Notes

TROULAN, Dominic Charles Rupert

Sergeant
P038978B
Royal Marines
George Cross (GC)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Sergeant Dominic Troulan was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
Dominic Troulan QGM, having retired from military service, was awarded the George Cross for saving lives during the Westgate Shopping Mall terrorist attack in Kenya in 2013 [2].

TURNER, Richard

Major
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Richard Turner received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978.
 
Sources
London Gazette 47804, page 4057.
 

TURNS, John Michael

Sergeant
PO35614S
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant John Turns received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1997.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 55120, page 5194.
 

URRY, Simon Richard

Colonel
N029231R
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Simon Urry was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [1].

WALDEN, Ian Mennie

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Captain Ian Walden was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1973.

Sources
London Gazette 46240, page 3533.

WALKER, Richard Eden

Lieutenant
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Richard Walker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1983 to 30th September 1983. 
 
Sources
London Gazette 49709, page 5591.

WELCH, Simon Grant

Sergeant
PO46983T
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Sergeant Simon Welch received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.

Source
London Gazette 55651, page 11554.

WELLS, Bernard

Colour Sergeant (Local Warrant Officer 2)
PO27060W
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Bernard Wells received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1982 to 31st July 1982 [1].
  • 15 April 1986 (Colour Sergeant) awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

WHITE, Bruce Kennard

Acting Colour Sergeant
P033228M
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Colour Sergeant Bruce White received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992.
 
Sources
London Gazette 53086, page 17976.

WHITE, Grant Ian

Sergeant
P043994T
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Grant White received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1999.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 55819, page 4251.
 

WHITEHEAD, Andrew Francis

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Whitehead, commanding 45 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands. He also recieved a Mention in Despatches during operations in Northern Ireland.
Citation for DSO

WHITMARSH, George Charles

Colour Sergeant
P036302G
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal George Whitmarsh received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1985 [1].
  • 1993 (Corporal)(now acting Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [2]

WHYSALL, Michael Colin

Marine
P031493A
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Michael Whysall received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st February 1977 to 30th April 1977.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 47317, page 11401.
 

WILKIE, Ian James

Colour Sergeant
PO25740C
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Ian Wilkie received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of  service in Northern Ireland [1]. 15 June 1991 awarded the British Empire Medal [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 50093, page 5285 dated 15 April 1985.
[2] London Gazette 52563, page 18 (HM Birthday Honours).
 

WILLIAMS, Richard Peter

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Richard Williams was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.

WILSON, David

Major
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major David Wilson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette 51087, page 12661 dated 13 October 1987.

WONNACOTT, Kenneth John

Colour Sergeant
P040713S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Kenneth Wonnacott received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service serving with the United Kingdom component of the International Force for East Timor during the period 1st October 1999 to 31st March 2000 [1]. Operations concerned were Op. Langar/ Op. Halyard, East Timor [2]. 

WOOLMAN, Tudor Lloyd

Sergeant
RM24345
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Tudor Woolman, 42 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Aden in 1967 [1].
Recommendation
"On Saturday 11th November 1967 42 Commando Royal Marines was responsible for the manning of of a series of observation posts overlooking Tawani.

WRIGHT, Simon Michael

Warrant Officer Class 1 (later Major)
P044966T
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Simon Wright was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal on the 11th May 1993 in recognition of his gallantry in Northern Ireland [1].
  • April 2000 (Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1999 [2].

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