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ADAMS, Alan Maclean

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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].
  • Short Service Commission (late entry) Regular Army Intelligence Corps - 12 January 2005 Alan Maclean Adams (563268) to be Captain on probation (formerly Royal Marines) [3].
Sources

ALLAN, Brian Gavin

Royal Marines
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 Supp. 57269, page 5129.
 

ASHENDEN, Steven

Royal Marines
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 Supp. 56373, page 12745.
 

ASHTON, Paul

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Paul Ashton received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2006 to 30th September 2006.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58183, page 17355.
 

ATKINS, Steven Mark

RM Poole
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
[1] London Gazette 47984, page 13234.
[2] London Gazette 49105, page 11945.
[2] Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct.1982 edition.
 

BALMENT, Robert Ernest

Royal Marines
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, Michael Roger

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant Roger Barnes was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1974-31st July 1974.
 
Sources
London Gazette 46456, page 221.
 

BAXTER, Ian Stuart

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Colonel Ian Stuart Baxter, HQ Commando Forces RM, was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

BEADON, Colin John Alexander

Royal Marines
Captain Colin Beadon was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distingushed services 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
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6609.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 53724, page 9604.
[3] London Gazette Supp. 58345, page 8034.

BELL, Alan William

Royal Marines
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 Supp. 48237, page 9373.
 

BEVERLEY, Henry York la Roche

Royal Marines
Lieutenant General Henry York La Roche Beverley, O.B.E., was appointed K.C.B. (Military Division) on the 31st December 1990 [1].
  • April 1978 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM [2].
  • 1979 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978 [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 52382, page 2.

BEVIS, Timothy John

Royal Marines
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
[1] London Gazette 50710, page 14517.
[2] London Gazette 61256, page B6. Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List.
[3] London Gazette 61603, page 12653.

BEWLEY, Neil

45 Cdo. RM
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.]
 

BLIGHT, Timothy

Royal Marines
Lance Corporal Timothy Blight 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..
 

BROWN, Christopher Charles

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
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].
  • 30 June 1997 (Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Colonel [4].

CAPPER, Francis William

Royal Marines
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 Supp. 46614, page 8051.
 

CHICKEN, Simon Timothy

Royal Marines
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].
  • 29 April 2003 (Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2002 [3].
  • 1 November 2011 (Brigadier) promoted to Major General [4].

CHISNALL, David Alan

WO1 David Chisnall
42 Cdo. RM
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, and RSM of 42 Commando RM [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 48237, page 9373.
[2] Globe and Laurel Mar/Apr 1982.
[Image] Globe and Laurel May 1982.
 

CLAPSON, Keith

Captain Keith Clapson
40 Cdo. RM
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].
Sources

CLARK, Graham David

Royal Marines
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 Supp. 54969, page 13690.
 

CLARKE, Nigel Ronald

Royal Marines
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].
  • 1995 (Colour Sergeant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6613.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6610.
 

COOK, Paul

Royal Marines
Sergeant Paul Cook received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

CUSACK, Shane Barry

Royal Marines
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. 
 
Sources
London Gazette 49709, page 5591.
 

CUTTING, Robert Steven

Gnr Robert Cutting 29 Commando
29 Cdo. Regt.RA

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.

A chronology of the Northern Ireland Conflict September- October 1972 entitled The Troubles issue 17 describes the tragic incident and states a Marine was also seriously injured after 2 patrols mistook each other for gunmen.

DRAKE, Alan Peter

Royal Marines
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].

EVANS, Paul John

Royal Marines
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].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 50486, page 5187 dated 15 April 1986.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 47890, page 8063.
 

FRY, Robert Alan

Royal Marines
  • 1978 (Lieutenant) received Mention In Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • 1980 (Captain) appointed M.B.E., in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

GARROD, John Martin Carruthers

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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].
  • 15 April 1980 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1979 [2A].
  • 7 May 1987 (Major General) promoted Lieutenant General [3].

GIBSON, Neil

45 Cdo. RM
Marine Neil Gibson was awarded the Military Medal for courage and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1973 - 31st October 1973 [1].​
 
Mentioned in Despatches 1967 Aden [2].
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GILBERT, Adam

42 Cdo. RM
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.
[Source: AFM ROH / NIVets.org / Northern Ireland - An Agony Continued author Ken Wharton.]
 

GORMLEY, David John

40 Cdo. RM
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

Royal Marines
Colour Sergeant John Graham received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1983 to 30th September 1983. 

HALL, Christopher Mark Ian

Royal Marines
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.
 

HARBAR, Alan

Royal Marines
Corporal Alan Harbar was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1978 to 31st July 1978.

HICKINBOTHAM, Christopher James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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
[1] London Gazette 47118, page 377.
[2] London Gazette 49008, page 5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours).
[3] London Gazette 49406, page 8822.

HOLDEN, Stephen Paul

Royal Marines
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].
  • 19 April 2002 (Warrant Officer Class 2)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54763, page 5626.

HOWGILL, Colin Humphrey Cowley

42 Cdo. RM
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].
  • 15 April 1989 (Colonel) to Retired List [4].
Source
[1] London Gazette 47258, page 8411.

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
45 Cdo. RM
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].
  • 31 December 2014 (Major) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
  • 4 August 2017 to Retired List [4].
Recommendation for MM

HUTCHEON, Ian

Royal Marines
Corporal Ian Hutcheon was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 47643, page 11153.
 

IDDON, Thomas

Royal Marines
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.
 

JAMES, Kevin Michael

Royal Marines
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., RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches for his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 47804, page 4057.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.

JONES, Alan

Royal Marines
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
[1] London Gazette Supp. 46919, page 8037.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 47258, page 8411.
 

KEELING, Andrew Myles

Royal Marines
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].
  • 14 February 1992 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 53696, page 2.

LITSTER, Alan

Fleet Protection Group RM
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].
  • 11 September 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel)  appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [2].
  • 9 May 2011 promoted Colonel [3].

LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

Royal Marines
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].
  • 7 May 1999 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 1998 to 30th September 1998 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 54212, page 15368.
[2] London Gazette 55477, page 5081.
 

MACKLIN, James

42 Cdo. RM
Marine James Macklin was fatally wounded whilst on patrol in North Belfast .
 

Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Friday 29 March 1974

Marine James Macklin. aged 28, who was wounded in a terrorist ambush a week ago, died last night in a Belfast hospital. He was shot in the head in Belfast's Antrim Road when gunmen operating from both sides of the street raked a vehicle carrying a patrol from 42 Commando Royal Marines. His mother was flown from her home in Milton, Glasgow. to his bedside and was with him when he died.*

MARLEY, Brian

Royal Marines
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.
 

MCCUBBIN, John

Royal Marines
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.
 

MCGILL, Alistair Iain

45 Cdo. RM
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].
  • 12 August 2014 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [4].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57588, page 3371.

MERCHANT, Jeremy Mark

Royal Marines
Captain Jeremy Mark Merchant was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [1].
 
On the 14th May 1991 it was announced that Corporal (now Acting Sergeant) Jeremy Mark Merchant, Royal Marines, P038781S, had received a MiD in record of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].
 
Promoted Major 12 October 2004 [3].
 
Sources

MILLS, Ian

Royal Marines
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.

MILTON, Anthony Arthur

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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].
  • 15 June 2002 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 54028, page 6609.
[2] Globe and Laurel Jan/Feb 1996 edition.

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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].
  • Captain - awarded a Bar to the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst Commander of 'L' Company 42 Commando RM during a hostage rescue operation at Limbang, Sarawak, on the 12th December 1962 [2].

MURRAY, Alexander Bruce

Royal Marines
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].
  • 30 June 2009 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 54393, page 6546.

NUNN, Christopher John

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
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].

PENNEFATHER, David Anthony Somerset

Royal Marines
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 [1].
  • (Lt. Colonel) Appointed O.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland [2].
  • (Major General) Appointed C.B. (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period 1st June to 20th December 1995 [3].

PICKUP, Richard Alan

Col Richard Pickup SBS
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Colonel Richard Pickup died suddenly whilst posted as a defence advisor in Pretoria South Africa.

Richard Allan Pickup joined the Royal Marines in 1983 after university and was awarded the Sword of Honour at the CTCRM. After operational deployments to Northern Ireland and training in the Arctic, he was selected for Special Forces training and joined the SBS, later commanding the unit from 2000 until 2004 when he was appointed commander of the UK Forces in Kosovo. 

He also led the task force which spearheaded the British campaign in Afghanistan.

PIPE, Gary James

Royal Marines
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].
In 1988 the then Sergeant Gary Pipe was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland [3].
 
Sources

RADFORD, Barry Philip William

Royal Marines
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).
[2] London Gazette Supp. 52703, page 16843.

REED, Derek Bernard

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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

Royal Marines
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

Royal Marines
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].
  • 19 September 1978 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st February to 30th April 1978 [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 47560, page 6841.

ROACH, David John

Royal Marines

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

Royal Marines
Major John Rose was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992 [1].
  • 31 December 2008 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 53086, page 17975.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 58929, page 2.
 

SCOTT, David

Royal Marines
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

41 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Seccombe was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1978 to 31st July 1978 [1].
  • 15 June 1985 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 47739, page 343.

SHAW, John Joseph

Mne John Shaw 40 Commando
40 Cdo. RM
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.
[3] NIVets.org / Manchester Evening News 17/5/2010.
 
Notes
His death is recorded @[3] above as being in highly suspicious circumstances.  
 

SIMCOX, Paul Alan

Royal Marines
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

Royal Marines
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

Royal Marines
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.

SQUIRES, Richard Graham

Royal Marines
Sergeant Richard Squires received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005 [1].
  • 29 June 2015 (Warrant Officer Class 2) Immediate Regular Commission (late entry) The Parachute Regiment rank of Captain [2].

STANSFIELD, Christian John

RM Reserve
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.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Blackpool Gazette online report dated 16 Jan 2004.]
 

STEEL, Austin Patrick

Royal Marines
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].
  • 7 September 2004 (Warrant Officer Class 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [2].
  • 29 December 2007 (Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources

STEPHENS, Richard James

Royal Marines
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.
 

SWAIN, Ivor William

Sgt Swain 29 Commando
29 Cdo. Regt.RA

Sergeant Ivor Swain died during operations in Northern Ireland.

Ivor Swain was a well respected Sgt in 8 Alma Commando Battery, 29 Commando RA. He was killed when his Land Rover patrol was called out to investigate a reported incident. They drove into a blacked out articulated lorry which had been deliberately parked across the road with a white stripe painted up the side so that it looked like the road itself.*

Sources
AFM ROH
* James Walton, 95&29 Cdo.
 

TELFORD, Ross

Royal Marines
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].

THOMPSON, Graham Michael

Royal Marines
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

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

TIDMAN, Martin David

Royal Marines
Corporal Martin Tidman received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 52530, page 7428 dated 14th May 1991.
 
Notes
May be ident with Captain (Acting Major) Martin David Tidman, Royal Marines, N029475N, appointed M.B.E. 31 December 2008. LG 58929, page 5.
 

TROULAN, Dominic Charles Rupert

Royal Marines
Sergeant Dominic Troulan was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Dominic Troulan, 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].
Citation

TURNER, Richard

Royal Marines
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 Supp. 47804, page 4057.
 

TURNS, John Michael

Royal Marines
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

Royal Marines
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].
  • 1 October 2004 (Captain) promoted Major [2].
  • 30 June 2012 ( Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

WELCH, Simon Grant

Royal Marines

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.

WELLS, Bernard

Royal Marines
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].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49196, page 16351.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 50486, page 5187.
 

WHEDDON, Gareth Christopher

42 Cdo. RM
Marine Gareth Wheddon was injured by an IRA bomb near Crossmaglen, Co.Armagh, Northern Ireland on the 9th November and died of his wounds 3 days later at Musgrave Park Hospital, Belfast. 
[Sources: AFM ROH / NIVets.org / Northern Ireland - An Agony Continued author Ken Wharton.]
 

WHITE, Grant Ian

Royal Marines
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

45 Cdo. RM
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

Royal Marines
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]
  • 19 June 2000 (Colour Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 50093, page 5285.

WHYSALL, Michael Colin

Royal Marines
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.
 

WONNACOTT, Kenneth John

Royal Marines
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

WOOLMAN, Tudor Lloyd

42 Cdo. RM
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

Royal Marines
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 services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1999 [2].
  • 2 April 2008 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  promoted Captain in The Parachute Regiment [3].

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