3 Cdo. Bde. RM

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BROWNING, James Gardner

Cpl. 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. 

CECIL, John

CSgt. John Cecil

CSgt. Cecil,  UK Landing Force Command Support Group, was killed 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]

DUNSTAN, Neil David

Mne Neil Dunstan

Mne. Dunstan successfully completed Royal Marines Commando training with 854 Troop in 2003 at the age of 27. He joined J Company 42 Commando in Plymouth. He was killed by 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 [Source: MOD] 

EVANS, George

Mne. George Evans died in Malta. He had served in WW2 and in Malaya.
 
An inquest on the 21st November found he had committed suicide by hanging himself in a blitzed building in Floriana.  [Source: CWGC / website maltafamilyhistory.com]
 

FREEMANTLE, John

Cpl. Freemantle was attached to HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM at the time of his death. The Brigade had been involved for several years in the campaign in Indonesia and Borneo. He was originally buried in Ulu Pandan Cemetery Singapore, later cremated, and his ashes returned to the UK. [Source: AFM ROH.]

HUTCHINGS, Richard

Lieut. Hutchings was awarded the DSC for his actions during the Falklands campaign.
 

Citation

Lieutenant Hutchings RM, 846 Naval Air Squadron, made an important contribution to the planning and conduct of operations by the use of his skills as a Combat Survival Instructor. He completed eight operational missions with dogged determination and courage, demonstrating great resilience under trying circumstances. The personal courage over a prolonged period shown by Lieutenant Hutchings was of the highest order.

HYLTON, Jason

Marine Jason Hylton was attached to 539 Assault Squadron RM, and was killed along with others in an attack on a Multi-National Forces boat patrol on the Shatt Al-Arab waterway.

They were; Warrant Officer Class 2 Lee Hopkins, Royal Corps of Signals, Staff Sergeant Sharron Elliott of the Intelligence Corps, Corporal Ben Nowak of 45 Commando Royal Marines and Marine Jason Hylton of 539 Assault Squadron Royal Marines.

JUSTICE, David James

CSgt. David Justice died of natural causes. As a vehicle mechanic he had served with most of the commando groups in the UK, including exercises and operations in Croatia, Germany, Norway, Northern Ireland, and  Iraq.  
[Sources: AFM ROH / Wiltshire Gazette and Herald online.]
 

MACKIN, Travis

Mne Travis Mackin 3 Commando Bde

Mne. Mackin, Communications Squadron, United Kingdom Landing Force Command Support Group, was killed in action in Kajaki, northern Helmand province, during a joint patrol with Victor Company, 45 Commando Group Royal Marines, and the Afghan National Security Forces.  

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