Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

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ABBOTT, Grant Paul

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Grant Abbott received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5838.
 

ADAMS, Alan Maclean

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines and Regular Army
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

BARLOW, Phillip

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Colour Sergeant Phillip Barlow received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016.

Source
London Gazette 61908, page 8515.

BOWKETT, Robert Murray

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Bowkett received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.

Sources
London Gazette 55651, page 11554.

BOWRA, Mark Andrew

SBS
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Mark Bowra received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].

BRAY, Matthew

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Second Lieutenant Matthew Bray received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period April 1993 to November 1993.
  • 1993 promoted Lieutenant.
Sources
London Gazette 53653, page 6168.
 

BROWN, Christopher Charles

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

CANTERBURY, Derrin Mark

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Derrin Canterbury received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 4 January 2016 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 17 March 2016 [2].
  • 4 January 2018 promoted Captain [3].

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].

CHURCHWARD, Matthew

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Matthew Churchward, HQ ISAF, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 

CLARK, Graham David

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

COPINGER-SYMES, Rory Sandham

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star (USA)
Captain Rory Copinger-Symes receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in rendering humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone in 1999 [1].

COTTON, Steven

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Steven Cotton received the Queen's Commendation for Valua

CUNDY, Robert Graham

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Robert Cundy received the Queen's Commendation for B

CUNNINGHAM, Andrew Nicholas

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Andrew Cunningham received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service whilst conducting UK Humanitarian Relief off the coast of Honduras and Nicaragua following flooding in November 1998.
 
Sources
London Gazette 55651, page 11559.
 

DEWAR, Duncan Andrew

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Duncan Dewar received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].
  • Commanding Officer, 45 Commando Group [1a].
  • 31 December 2013 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
RM Reserve
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Acting Major Henry Dowlen, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1].
  • Surg. Lt. H. T. B. Dowlen, was initially Commissioned on 1 July 2002 and appointed to the Trained Strength of the Royal Navy Medical Branch on 18th February 2008 [2].

DUTTON, James

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major James Dutton received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016.

GELDER, George Arthur

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel George Gelder received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 6.
 

GILCHRIST, Greig Ian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Greig Gilchrist was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  for gallant and distinguished services at sea between December 1996 and April 1997 [1].

GOLDSWORTH, Matthew

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Matthew Goldsworthy received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1]. He was serving at the time as one of the Landing Craft Coxswains on board HMS Bulwark which was sent on humanitarian operations off North Africa [2].
 
Sources

GOODMAN, William

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain William Goodman, Operations Officer Bravo, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his skill and tenacity in leading the Transition Support Unit’s Operation Room in Afghanistan and ensuring that every opportunity was seized in advancing the campaign whilst remaining in relentless pursuit of insurgents, during the period 1 October 2012 to 3

GROVES, Richard Geoffrey

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer Richard Groves received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

HALL, Simon Jeremy

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Simon Hall, O.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Sources

HANNAH, Kenneth William

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Kenneth Hannah was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

HARRISON, Thomas

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Acting Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison, Company Intelligence Marine, 40 Commando Royal Marines, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service for his exceptional service in providing his Company with first class intelligence that enabled them to make a major contribution to campaign success in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

HAYES, William David

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal William Hayes received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 31st July 2007.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3611.
 

HOLDEN, Stephen Paul

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

HOOK, David Arnold

Major General David Hook RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel David Hook was appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM on 27 April 2001 [1].
  • 2009 (Brigadier) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan [2].
  • 3 October 2011 promoted Major General [3].

HORROCKS, James

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant James Horrocks received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 .
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15641.
 

HOULTRAM, Lee Andrew

Sgt. Lee Andrew Houltram RM
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Lee Houltram, SBS, died [1] during operations targetting a Taliban bomb making factory near Gereshk, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service [2].
  • July 2008 received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan [3].

HUNT, Wayne

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Wayne Hunt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003 [1].
 

HUNTINGFORD, Damian Jon

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Damian Huntingford, HQ Squadron, 3 Commando Brigade RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 

HUSSEY, Stephen John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Stephen Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • Acting Lt. Col. Hussey, M.B.E. received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2008 [2].
  • 1 April 2014 promoted Colonel [3].
Sources

HUSSEY, Steven John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Steven Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • 6 March 2009 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st April to 30th September 2008 [2].
Sources

ISAACS, Garry John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer 2 Garry Isaacs received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 

LAWTON, Peter

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
 
Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
 
Sources

LEE, Oliver Andrew

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Oliver Lee received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

LIMB, Thomas James

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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 [1][1A].

LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

MAROK, Jani

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star (USA)
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].

MCDOUGALL, Ian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

MCKINNEY, Mark Douglas

RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
A/Lieutenant Colonel Mark McKinney, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Liberia in 2004.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3376.
 

MILAD, Hamze

59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Hamze Milad, attached to the Adjutant General’s Corps (Staff and Personnel Support Branch) received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10412.

NOWELL, Andrew David

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer Class 2 Andrew Nowell M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services as part of the UK contribution to the International Force for East Timor and for services at sea during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].

PALMER, Thomas

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Thomas Palmer was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for gallant and distinguished services in the field in January 2004 [1]
 

PLACE, Andrew John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Andrew Place received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 

QUINN, Thomas James

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Thomas Quinn received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2017 to 31 March 2018.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 60669, page 21335.
 

READ, Richard John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Richard Read received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of his service during the United Kingdom’s contribution to the humanitarian Operation in Mozambique (Operation Barwood) in 2000.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56168, page 4247.
Globe and Laurel May/June 2001.

ROSS, Gawain

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Gawain Ross received The Queen's Commendation for Valua

SALMON, Andrew

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star (USA)
Acting Colonel Andrew Salmon received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of distinguished service during Operation Palliser in Sierra Leone in 2000 [1][1a].
  • 31 December 2003 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

SALZANO, Gerard Mark

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Gerard Salzano was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2000 [1]
 
Following promotion he also received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service twice:
  • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [2].

SCANLON, Michael John

40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Major Michael Scanlon, Officer Commanding Delta Company, 40 Commando Royal Marines, for his contribution in Afghanistan to the development of the Advisory Team Enabling Company, where he melded a large and disparate group into a

SIMS, Mark Paul

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Acting Staff Sergeant Mark Sims received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field in 2012.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60456, page 5740.
 

SQUIRES, Richard Graham

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

STEARNS, Rupert Paul

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Brigadier Rupert Stearns received the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq in 2009.

STEEL, Austin Patrick

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

STICKLAND, Charles Richard

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel Charles Stickland, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [1].

TANNER, Michael John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Michael Tanner received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of  gallant and distinguished services in Iraq in 2005.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57936, page 4195.
 

TELFORD, Ross

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Val

THOMPSON, Graham Michael

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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.
 

TURNS, John Michael

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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.
 

WAKER, Michael Robert

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Michael Waker received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
  • 11 May 2018 (Colour Sergeant) received the Queen's Commendation for Valauable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [2].

WALLS, Kevin Finlay

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Kevin Walls received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service 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.
 

WHITE, Grant Ian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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.
 

WRIGHT, Simon Michael

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
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].

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