RM Commando 1946 - present
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- 1993 promoted Lieutenant.
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 Military Cross 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]
Corporal James Browning, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM, was reported missing presumed drowned, after the cessation of hostilities on the Falklands, when caught in a sudden squall whilst in a dinghy off Port Stanley. He had previously served in 45 Commando workshops.
Marine John Bryant died in a road traffic accident.
Lieutenant Paul Budgen died whilst deployed oversees. The cause of his death is not known to this archive.
Marine Glenn Butcher died in service, cause of death not known to this archive.
Quartermaster Sergeant George Buttery, 40 Commando RM, who had served as a Marine in 46RM Commando during WW2, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956
Marine Philip Cain, a RM recruit, died of a short but fatal illness during his training at the CTCRM. [Sources; AFM ROH / Nottingham Post online family announcement.]
Marine David Calway was shot and killed in the back streets of the Crescent area of Aden whilst in civilian clothes.Sources AFM ROH The Times 18th May 1967 Roll of Honour database www.roll-of-honour.com
Lance Corporal Duncan Cameron died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Marine Richard Campbell-Smith was four weeks from the end of his 32-week course at the Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, Devon, when he reportedly scratched his legs while running. He was admitted to the base medical unit, and later taken to the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital where he died on 2 November.
A post-mortem examination showed heart and respiratory failure, and traces of infection with the toxin Panton Valentine Leukocidin were found. A verdict of accidental death was recorded.[Sources: AFM ROH / BBC News report online]
- 4 January 2016 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 17 March 2016 .
- 4 January 2018 promoted Captain .
- 2000/1 (Lieutenant Colonel) Officer Commanding 40 Commando RM .
- July 2007 (Brigadier) (Brigade Commander) 3 Commando Bde. RM .
- 31 December 2013 (Lieutenant General) appointed K.C.M.G. (Military Division) .
Marine Simon Carr was serving with 4 ASRM at the time of his death.
Marine Dean Carter died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
- October 2004 (Warrant Officer 2) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea .
- Awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services during operations at Tapah, Malaya, between 1 January and 30 June 1951  .
Marine William Cates died in Libya. The cause of his death is not known to this archive.
Marine William Cattell from Birmingham was found shot dead in South Vietnam whilst absent from his unit in Plymouth since April. He was found on Highway 555 leading to Quang Tri city.Sources AFM ROH Birmingham Daily Post - Thursday 03 August 1972 British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.
Colour Sergeant John Cecil, UK Landing Force Command Support Group, died in a helicopter crash.
At around midnight GMT on Friday 21 March 2003, a US Marine Corps CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter crashed south of the Kuwait border with US and UK personnel aboard; there were no survivors. Eight personnel from 3 Commando Brigade died in the accident, along with four US aircrew. [Source: MOD]
Malaya Historical Group.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
London Gazette Supp. 56070, page 5.
Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 22 February 1964
- 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
- 1 September 2015 promoted Colonel .
Colour Sergeant Gerald Cheetham died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
- 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando Group .
- 29 April 2003 (Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2002 .
- 1 November 2011 (Brigadier) promoted to Major General .
- 16 April 1982 promoted Warrant Officer 1, and RSM of 42 Commando RM .
Musician Graham Chivers, HQ, 3 Commando Bde RM, died in Malta.
- May/June 2001 (Major) Commanding Officer Amphibious Trials and Training Unit Royal Marines (ATTURM) .
1995 (Colour Sergeant) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 .
Marine Mark Clements died in service, cause unknown to this archive.
Marine Richard Cobb died whilst at the Commando School RM.
London Gazette Supp. 56070, page 5.
Corporal Vivian Collier was serving at HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM at the time of his death.
Marine Paul Collins died following the crash of a Lynx helicopter in Basra City on Saturday 6 May 2006.
Company Sergeant Major Horace Colwill died in Egypt.
Capt. E. A. Conway MBE, (P040125G), to Emergency List for a period of 4 years on completion of Initial Commission 11th Nov. 2012 .
- 20 July 2009 (Lieutenant Colonel) announcement of the award of the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq .
- 14 September 2009 promoted to Colonel .
- 25 July 2016 promoted to Brigadier .
- 30 June 2007 (Major) (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
- 12 May 2014 to Retired List .
 London Gazette 57155, page S5.