RM 1946 - present
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The RM Commandos did not escape the cutbacks being reduced from eight units down to three. 3 Commando Brigade was reformed as 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines.
In 1947 the Brigade consisted of 40 Commando ( formed from the disbanded 44RM Commando), 42 Commando, and 45 Commando, and a Commando Engineer troop.
- Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(rank Warrant Officer Class 1) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland 2004/5 .
- Short Service Commission (late entry) Regular Army Intelligence Corps - 12 January 2005 Alan Maclean Adams (563268) to be Captain on probation (formerly Royal Marines) .
Marine Alastair Adams died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Marine John Agnew died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Extract from an article in the Lancashire Telegraph 28th January 2004
Marine Lennard Allan was shot and killed during operations in the Unity Flats area of West Belfast. [Sources: AFM ROH /
Corporal Robin Allcorn, attached to 4 Assault Squadron, died as a result of a road traffic accident. [Source: Navy News Aug 2003.]
Marine Thomas Allen, Garrison Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment RM, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Winchester.Sources AFM ROH Globe and Laurel, July - August 1977 edition. Navy News July 1977, p8.
Marine David Allin died in service, cause not known to this archive.
Corporal Clive Allison was attached to HMS Broadsword at the time of his death.
Marine Bernard Almond died in service, cause unknown to this archive.Notes Unit shown as on AFM ROH. His death was announced in Navy News issue Aug 1961, p10, with his unit shown as 41 Commando RM.
- 30 June 2018 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
Marine William Andress died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Marine Warwick Annandale died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Lieutenant Jack Anrude was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010 .
1st October 2015 promoted Major .
Junior Marine Kevin Astley died in service, cause not known to this archive.
The headstone at the grave of Marine Kevin Atherton shows CTCRM.
Lieutenant Oliver Augustin and Marine Alexander MC of 42 Commando RM were killed by an Improvised Explosive Device whilst on patrol in the Loy Mandeh area of the Nad-e Ali district in Helmand province, Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]
Colour Sergeant Christopher Aven was attached to HQ Plymouth Garrison RM at the time of his death.
Extract from the Western Morning News - Thursday 12 October 1950
Marine Nicholas Bailey was serving with Comacchio Group RM at the time of his death.
Marine Robin Bainbridge died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Major Gary Baines died peacefully at home. His funeral was at St Mary Magdalene Church. [Sources: AFM ROH / numerous online media reports]
Marine Michael Baker died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Bugler Paul Baker died whilst deployed to Aden.
Major Stephen Ballard, HQ 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines, died of natural causes during operations in Iraq.
Corporal David Barnes died whilst serving at RM Deal. Details of any Commando service and circumstances of his death are not known to this archive.
Sergeant Paul Bartlett, S.B.S., died whilst taking part in operations in the Sangin valley, northern Helmand Province. [Source: MOD]
Marine Peter Bartlett died in an accident in Thailand.
- 31 December 1960 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
- 1 January 1964 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) .
- 1 January 1966 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) .
Corporal David Beatson was serving at RMB Stonehouse at the time of his death.
Corporal Ian Beckett died in service, cause not known to this archive.
Lance Corporal John Beeson died in Germany in a traffic accident. [Sources: AFM ROH / SFROH website.]
Corporal Samuel Bell was serving with HQ Commando Forces at the time of his death.
Corporal Jarvis Belsey died during operations in Korea.
- 30 December 2000 (Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) .
BEVAN, Christopher J, Marine, P040432F,
Marine Stephen Beveridge, from Stockport, fell more than 450ft to his death during a training exercise in the Scottish Highlands. [Source: AFM ROH / Manchester Evening News online 15 Feb.2007]
- April 1978 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM .
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 .
Captain Ian Binnie received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
Corporal Marc Birch died whilst deployed on operations with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population. Whilst acting as Second-in-Command of the Quick Reaction Force in support of a company operation, Corporal Birch was killed by a suspected enemy suicide bomber.
Corporal Daniel Bird died in a road traffic collision in Braunton. He was based at RMB Chivenor. [Sources: AFM ROH / BBC News online 10th July 2012]
Marine Steven Birdsall died during operations in Afghanistan.
Marine Victor Blake died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Marine Thomas Bond died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Marine Arthur Booton was serving at RMB Eastney at the time of his death.
Marine Keith Bounsall died whilst deployed overseas with 40 Commando RM.
George Leonard Bream, or 'Percy', as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters. In 1938 with talk of trouble in Europe he joined The Royal Marines. In 1944 he joined the newly formed 48RM Commando after successfully completing his training at the Commando Basic Training Centre at Achnacarry.
Marine Mark Brereton died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Colour Sergeant Brian Bridger was awarded the MC for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
Corporal Spencer Brooks received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009.
Corporal James Brough died in Palestine.
Marine Adam Brown died during operations in Afghanistan.
He was conducting a reassurance patrol as part of 3 Troop, Alpha Company 40 RM Cdo., to provide security for the locals in the area. At approximately 1750hrs on Sunday 1 August, there was an explosion in the vicinity of his patrol base and he was killed instantly in the blast. [Source: MOD]