Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
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Lieut. Bill Etches served with No.3 Commando during the Lofoten and Vaagso raids in Norway 1941, and on the St Nazaire raid in France, 1942. During Operation Chariot at St Nazaire Lieut. Lieut. Etches was assistant to Capt. Montgomery, RE, supervising demolition parties in the dry dock area.
Lt. Colonel Newman was awarded the Victoria Cross for his gallantry whilst Military Force Commander of Operation Chariot, St. Nazaire.
An account by Bob Bishop No 2 Commando from his history of No 2:
Lieut. Ovens served at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.
Post war he served as a Captain with 41 Independent Commando RM in Korea being awarded the Military Cross in 1951 for " gallant and distinguished service". 
Charles Pollitt, then a Captain, embarked with No 10 Independent Company on their deployment to Freetown in April 1940. At the end of the year after No 10 Independent Company was disbanded he volunteered for and was posted to the Holding and Training Wing at what was then STC Achnacarry. (1)
Awarded the MC whilst Acting Captain in 41RM Commando for gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army during the successful landings in Normandy. 
From July 1963 to November 1964 he commanded 45 Commando RM. The Commando was deployed in Aden, then Tanganyika (Tanzania) and, then on operations against rebels in the Radfan region. 
On the 13th June 1964 the then Lieutenant Colonel Stevens MC was appointed OBE. 
His death was announced in Commando Association newsletter 108 issued March 1999.
Lt. Col. Richard van der Horst OBE, Officer Commanding the Special Boat Service, died in a diving accident during an amphibious exercise off Norway on March 7; he died on March 14.
Charles Edward Vaughan, born 1893, was originally attached to No.7 and No.4 Commando before taking up his role as the Commandant of the newly formed Commando Depot (CBTC) at Achnacarry.
A pupil of Godolphin School, Wiltshire, George Wheeler graduated as a BSc from Exeter University. He married in 1941. After enlistment he volunteered for the Commandos and was posted to No 2 Commando
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