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'Royal Marines Reserve'

The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), together with the Royal Naval Reserve, form the Maritime Reserve. There are currently 4 units.
 
  • RMR Scotland draws recruits from across Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland.
  • RMR Bristol draws recruits from across South West England and Wales.
  • RMR London draws recruits from across the south east of England.
  • RMR Merseyside is based in central Liverpool and draws recruits from the North West, North Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber.
Source 

BENSLEY, James

James Bensley
Corporal James Bensley, a Royal Marines Reservist with the R.M.F.V.R. (Tyne), died [1] in a parachute training exercise at Poole, Dorset [2]. A former Gunner in No.1 Commando during WW2 [2], James Bensley had left the Army and was married with a child, residing at Isobella Street, Newcastle, and working as a clerk with the Ministry of Pensions [3]. A Coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death [4].
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.

BRIGGS, Harold

Harold Briggs RM
Sergeant Harold Briggs was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) on 31 December 1976 [1]. He was serving as an Intelligence sergeant in 3 Commando Brigade at the time.

CROUCHER, Matthew

Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher GC
Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, RM Reserve, was awarded the George Cross for his extreme gallantry on 9 February 2008 when he willingly risked his own life in a most deliberate act of self-sacrifice to save his comrades from death or serious injury.
 
He was deployed at the time to Helmand Province, Afghanistan as a reconnaissance operator in 40 Commando Group's Commando Reconnaissance Force, elements of which were operating from Forward Operating Base Robinson.
 

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
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].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) (45 Commando Medical Officer) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2008 to 31 March 2009 [3].

FERRANTE, Simeon Mervyn

Marine Simeon Ferrante died four days after landing badly in a parachute training exercise.  
 
Simeon Ferrante enlisted in the Royal Marine Reserve Bristol on 12 November 1985. He joined a parachuting course for reservist soldiers and marines run by No. I Parachute Training School, RAF Brize Norton, from 30 July to 11 August 1989. He was parachuting at RAF Weston-on-the-Green on 10 August when he landed badly. He died four days later.
 

HOLDER, Daniel

Marine Daniel Holder, RM Reserve, was awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.

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.
 

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