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LESTER, William John

Corporal William Lester was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in operations. He was in 5 troop, one of two sections of the Commando that assaulted Limbang Police Station, Sarwak, on the 12th December 1962 to release hostages being held there. Five Marines from his Commando died during this operation.
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 43009, page 4693.

LEWIS, Ross

Marine Ross Lewis was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 61284, page 12288.
 

LIMB, Thomas James

Captain Thomas Limb, Troop Commander, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his leadership and dedication in training and mentoring the Afghan Police Force in his isolated check point in the face of continuous insurgent threats to coalition forces during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19571.
RN/MOD website Operational Honours Oct. 2013.
 

LISON, Adam

Corporal Adam Lison received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March

LITSTER, Alan

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

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.
 

LLOYD, Wayne Robert

Corporal Wayne Lloyd was awarded the Military Cross  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Sources
London Gazette 58776, page 11242.
 

LOCKWOOD, Neville, A.

2/Lieut. Neville Lockwood died whilst serving at the Commando Training Centre RM.  He joined the Royal Marines as an officer in Sept. 2007 and had completed 17 weeks of Young Officer training. He had previously served in both the RNR and the RMR.  
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue Feb. 2008.]
 

LOVELOCK, Richard Benjamin

Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lovelock was awarded the Bronze Star conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3619 (7 March 2008).
 

LUCAS, Alexander James

Mne Alexander Lucas 45 Commando
Marine Alexander Lucas died of wounds received in an IED explosion.  He was a specialist Royal Marine Assault Engineer and his role within Victor Company placed him at the vanguard of troop action. With his specialist skills he provided intimate engineer support to the front line of the fighting troops. As a consequence, he was often the first man into dangerous situations and vulnerable areas, clearing the way for his colleagues to follow.

LUMSDEN, Bruce John David (Lt.Col)

Captain (Brevet Major) (Acting Colonel) Bruce Lumsden was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) 1st January 1945 [1].
  • August 1943 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 41RM Commando [2].
  • 9 July 1949 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [3].
  • 2 January 1952 appointed Fleet Royal Marines Officer [4].
  • 1 January 1958 (Colonel) (Royal Marines) (Retired) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [5].

LYNDON, James

Sergeant James Lyndon received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015.

MACKAY, Peter Lewis

Captain Peter Mackay died in Malaya. He was awarded the M.C.,[1] for gallant and distinguished service during an action in which he was shot in the head at Perak Malaya on the 1st May 1951[2]. He died 4 days later [3]. He was leading a charge by his patrol of 11 men against bandit forces firing from a ridge above them [2].
 

MACKIE, Alastair

Sergeant Alastair Mackie was awarded the M.M., gallant and distinguished services in operations at Sarawak, Borneo, during the period June 1963 to September 1963.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 43416, page 7156.
National Archives file WO 373/139/11.
 

MACKIE, Jason Robert Frederick

Mne Jason Mackie ASGRM

Marine Jason Mackie was supporting IX Company of the Welsh Guards when his vehicle struck an explosive device in the Basharan area of central Helmand, Afghanistan. The explosion killed Marine Mackie instantly and also injured his crew mate. At the time of his death Marine Mackie was serving as a Viking All-Terrain Vehicle Operator in 3rd Armoured Support Troop (AST) of the Armoured Support Group, Royal Marines (ASGRM).

MACKIN, Travis

Mne Travis Mackin 3 Commando Bde

Marine Travis Mackin, Communications Squadron, United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group, died in an ied explosion in Kajaki, northern Helmand province, during a joint patrol with Victor Company, 45 Commando Group Royal Marines, and the Afghan National Security Forces.  

MACKLIN, James

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.*

MACNISH, Charles James

Charles James Macnish 42 Commando
Corporal (Acting Sergeant) Charles Macnish, 'S' Troop [1], was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service with 3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [2]. His final rank attained was Colour Sergeant [3].

MACVICAR, Alexander

Quartermaster Sergeant Alexander MacVicar received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service with 45 Commando in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964.
 

MADDISON, Christopher Richard

Mne Chris Maddison 3 Commando Bde

Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Sqn. RM, died of shrapnel wounds after his landing craft came under fire on a river patrol near Basra last March. An initial investigation by the Royal Military Police blamed his death on an Iraqi ambush, but a Royal Navy board of inquiry concluded that he had been killed by fire from his own side.

MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
Acting Brigadier Robert Magowan was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1].
  • 9 June 2018 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Divsion) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19569.

MAGOWAN, Victor

Acting Quartermaster Sergeant Victor Magowan was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Malaya during the period 1st July - 31st December 1951.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 39507, page 1879.
National Archives file WO373/130/136.
 

MAHONEY, David Callaghan

Captain David Mahoney 42 Commando
Captain David Mahoney was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [1]. He became Commander of 'B' Troop in Malaya in September 1950 and was on continuous operations from that time and throughout the following year, primarily in the Batu Gajah region [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 39361, page 5432.
[2] National Archives file WO373/130/44.

MAILL, Joseph Jeremiah

Sergeant Joseph Maill, 41 Independent Commando RM, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war.

MAIN, Edward Frank

Corporal Edward Main received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016. He was team commander of a detachment of Royal Marines on board the MV Vos Grace, a vessel chartered by the UK Border Force to

MALLARD, Ian Stuart

Marine Ian Mallard died from acute alcohol poisoning after a party to celebrate passing his Commando training and being awarded his green beret. A verdict of accidental death was recorded by Coroner Mr Richard van Oppen at the inquest in Exmouth.
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News Aug.'92 p.32 / Media reports The Independent and Daily Herald.]
 

MALONE, Bradley

Marine, Acting Corporal, Bradley Malone CGC
Acting Corporal Bradley Malone was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette issue 59182, page 15640.
Errata London Gazette issue 59211, Notice ID: L-59211-943737.
[Image] M.O.D.
 

MANSELL, William Bradbury

Lieutenant William Mansell was awarded the M.C., for distinguished service in operations in Malaya during the period 10th June  to 4th September, 1950 [1].
 
In 1985 Colonel William Bradbury Mansell, M.C., former principal of the National Maritime Museum, was appointed O.B.E. (Civil Division) [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
[1] National Archives file WO 373/129/121.
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 50361, page 10.

MANT, Douglas Edward

Corporal Douglas Mant was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/53.
 

MANUEL, John Henry

Sgt. John Manuel

Sergeant John Manuel 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 the commander of the Quick Reaction Force in support of a company operation, Sergeant Manuel was killed by a suspected suicide bomber.

MARLEY, Brian

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

MAROK, Jani

Major Jani Marok received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].
  • (Lieutenant Colonel) awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq [2].

MARRIOTT, Michael

Corporal Michael Marriott died during operations in Sarawak, Borneo.
 

Extract from the Birmingham Daily Post - Saturday 11 January 1964

Cpl. Michael Marriott. aged 21, whose home is at Langer Lane. Chesterfield, and who was killed in action against Indonesian terrorists in Sarawak on New Year's Day, died gallantly, his parents were told yesterday.

MARSH, David John

Mne David Marsh 40 Commando
Marine David Marsh, Charlie Company, was conducting a patrol in the vicinity of Kajaki, Helmand province, accompanied by Lieut. John Thornton, when the vehicle they were travelling in was caught in an explosion. Medical treatment was provided prior to both being evacuated to the field hospital at Camp Bastion. Despite the best efforts of the medical team, both sadly died as a result of their wounds.
 

MARSH, Leslie George

Captain Leslie Marsh, a veteran of service with 40RM Commando in WW2, was awarded the M.C. during the Korean war for gallant and distinguished service in operations in Korea. He remained in military service taking part in operations at Borneo, Suez, and Aden. He retired with the rank of Brigadier.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 39230, page 2749.
Obituary in the Daily Telegraph 25 June 2005.
 

MARSHALL, William Nigel

Captain William Marshall RM was attached to the Sultan of Oman's Forces at the time of his death. 
 
"Captain W. N. Marshall, Royal Marines, and Captain M. G. A. Shipley, Royal Anglians, volunteers serving on loan with the Sultan of Oman's Armed Forces, were killed in the Dhofar province of Oman on 8th March. The helicopter in which they were travelling was shot down by rebel small-arms fire. The third person killed in the incident was not a member of Her Majesty's Forces although he had previously served in the Royal Air Force."

MARTIN, Jason

Marine Jason Martin, RM Reserve Scotland, died in a traffic accident returning to Glasgow from a training course on Dartmoor.  Also killed were Mne. Hardie and Mne. Fleming. The East Devon Coroner ruled a verdict of accidental death.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The Herald Scotland newspaper website 26 November1997.
 

MASON, Garry

Acting Warrant Officer Class 2 Garry Mason received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

MAUDE, Neil Stanley Eustace

Lieutenant Neil Maude joined 40RM Commando on 17 February from the Holding Battalion at Deal [1].
  • 17 December 1943 promoted Acting Major and  second in command [2].
  • Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished services in the successful landing operations in Sicily, the Messina Straits, Salerno and Normandy [3].
  • 1962 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando RM [4].
  • 27 July 1969 Brigadier N. S. E. Maude, R.M., appointed an Aide-de-Camp to The Queen [5].

MAYNE, James Thomas

Sergeant James Mayne received a Mention in Despatches in recogntion of gallant and distinguished service in Aden [1].
 
Recommendation
Sergeant  Mayne has been the troop sergeant of the assault engineer troop in 45 Commando, Royal Marines, since March 1967.

MCCONNELL, Richard John Martin

Lieut. McConnell died whilst serving at ATURM. There is a plaque located at the Landing Craft Branch Museum, RM, Poole, Hamworthy, Dorset . Inscription: This Memorial was presented by the family of Lieutenant R. J. McConnell, RM, who died whilst serving at ATURM (Amphibious Training Unit Royal Marines) .

MCCORMICK, Samuel Joseph

Corporal Samuel Joseph McCormick received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
  • Awarded the Military Cross (rank Sergeant) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (rank Colour Sergeant) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [3].

MCCUBBIN, John

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.
 

MCDOUGALL, Ian

Sergeant Ian McDougall received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].

MCGILL, Alistair Iain

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].
  • 31 December 2010 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 12 August 2014 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57588, page 3371.
[2] London Gazette 59647, page N5.

MCGLEN, Alexander

Sick Berth Attendant Alexander McGlen, attached to 40 Commando RM, was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.

MCKEAG, Jonathan

Corporal Jonathan McKeag was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 61155, page 3473.
 

MCKIBBEN, Robert Joseph

Mne Robert McKibben
Marine Robert McKibben died in an explosion in the Garmsir District of southern Helmand, at 1647 hrs local time, while operating as part of Task Force Helmand's Information Exploitation Group. He was taking part in a routine joint patrol with soldiers from the Afghan National Security Forces when his Jackal vehicle was struck by an explosive device. He joined the Royal Marines at the age of 27 and, after completing Command

MCKINLEY, Angus John

Sergeant Angus McKinley was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) announced in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours list on 13 June 1964.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 43343, page 4963.
The Story of 45 Commando RM , author David Young.
 

MEAD, Michael Edward

Corporal Michael Mead, Section Commander, No.7 Section, 'B' Troop,  was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1] [2].
 
Recommendation
"On 6 November 1956 Cpl. Mead, having just disembarked from the 2nd wave of the helicopter assault force, was moving with his section along the main road adjoining the beaches to start clearing some buildings.

MEAD, Nigel Dean

Mne Nigel Mead 42 Commando
Marine Nigel Mead, Lima Company, was fatally injured in an improvised explosive device blast during a cordon and search operation, partnered with the Afghan National Security Forces, of compounds suspected of being associated with improvised explosive device facilitation in the Loy Mandeh wadi in the Nad ‘Ali district of Helmand province.
 

MERCHANT, Jeremy Mark

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

MESSENGER, Gordon Kenneth

General Gordon Kenneth Messenger, C.B. D.S.O. O.B.E., was appointed K.C.B. on 11 June 2016 [1].
  • 16 May 2016 promoted General and to be Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The QUEEN [2].
  • Appointed C.B. 13 June 2015 [3].
  • Bar to D.S.O. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [4].

METCALFE, Daniel

Marine Daniel Metcalfe was only 4 weeks into his training after joining the Royal Marines when he was killed in a mountaineering accident on Dow Crag in Coniston whilst on Easter leave. [Sources: AFM ROH / The Yorkshire Post online 20th April 2016.]

MILBURN, Phillip Brian

CSgt. Phillip Milburn, a veteran of the Gulf War, and a senior driving instructor based at RM DIV Leconfield, was killed in a road traffic accident at the junction of Rochester Road and Darlington Lane, Stockton. 
[Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue June 2003, p26 /  Report in the Northern Echo online 1st May 2004.]
 

MILLER, Glenn

Marine Glenn Miller died when a mortar bomb exploded in the barrel during a live firing training exercise on Otterburn Ranges, Northumberland. Also killed were Mne. Anthony Helstrip and Mne. Peter Butchers.
 

MILLS, Ian

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.

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