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ADAMS, Alan Maclean

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].
  • Short Service Commission (late entry) Regular Army Intelligence Corps - 12 January 2005 Alan Maclean Adams (563268) to be Captain on probation (formerly Royal Marines) [3].
Sources

ADDIS, Alan

Marine Alan Addis was serving with Naval Party 8901 when he disappeared in suspicious circumstances on the Falkland Islands in 1980.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Numerous online reports.]
 

ALLAN, Brian Gavin

Sergeant Brian Allan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57269, page 5129.
 

BALLANCE, John

Corporal John Ballance was awarded the M.C. in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15640.
 

BANFORD, Garry Lee

Corporal Garry Banford received a MiD in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58776, page 11242.
 

BARFOOT, Wayne

Colour Sergeant Wayne Barfoot received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59924, page 18717.
 

BARLOW, Phillip

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

BAVIN, Richard Julian Ebblewhite

Lieut. Colonel Richard Bavin OBE was killed whilst on board a US Marine Corps transport plane that crashed into Mount Tobin, Nevada during a snowstorm.  18 US servicemen also died in the crash.  He was serving as the UK Royal Marines representative at the Quantico Education and Development Centre.
 
He had previously served in 42RM Commando during WW2 *, and was a member of the Commando Association. On the 8th June 1963 the then Major Bavin had been appointed OBE.
 

BEASLEY, Nicholas

Sergeant Nicholas Beasley died 2 weeks before his retirement after 22 years service.  At the time he was serving on the staff at the Royal Navy's basic training establishment, HMS Raleigh, in Cornwall. His career included service in Iraq and tours of duty in Northern Ireland.
[Source:  AFM ROH / Northants Telegraph dated 11/8/2010]
 

BISPHAM, Matthew

Marine Matthew Bispham was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
 

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].
 
Warrant Officer 2 Kevin Charles Carter GM received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea in October 2004 [2].
 
Major Carter GM was appointed M.B.E (Military Division)in the 2018 New Year's Honours List [3].
 
Sources 
[1] London Gazette 57588, page 3378.

DAWES, Andrew Paul

Mne Andrew Dawes RM
Mne. Andy Dawes died in a collision as he drove a military vehicle in a convoy on the A9 near Aviemore in Scotland. 
 
Mne Dawes joined the Royal Marines aged 20 on April 16, 2012. After completing his training, he joined FPGRM in January 2013. He later served on maritime operations around the globe and joined the Motor Transport Troop as a general duties driver in March. 
 

DAY, Tony Kenneth

Corporal Tony Day was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3378.
 

DUTTON, James

Major James Dutton received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 April to 30 September 2016.
 

GALACKI, Tony

Corporal Tony Galacki received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan in 2010.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59737, page 5641.
 

GOLDSWORTH, Matthew

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
[1] London Gazette Supp. 61529, page 6083.
[2] Royal Navy news online 21 March 2016.
 

GOODMAN, William

Captain William Goodman received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 60647, page 19571.
 

GRAY, Thomas Malcolm (Lt Col)

Post WW2 and now with the rank of Colonel, Thomas Malcolm Gray DSO, MC, died whilst serving at HMS President.
 
In World War Two he was Commanding Officer of 41RM Commando on D Day and later Commanding Officer of 46RM Commando during the River Rhine crossing. He was awarded the MC whilst  Captain (Acting Lieutenant-Colonel) of 41RM Commando.
 

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HALL, Simon Jeremy

Lieutenant Colonel Simon Hall, O.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
 
Sources
OBE - H.M. Birthday Honours 2004, London Gazette Supp. 57315, page 4.

HARRIS, Tristan

Major Tristan Harris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].

HARRISON, Thomas

Acting Lance Corporal Thomas Harrison received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

HAYES, William David

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

HIGGINS, James

Corporal James Higgins was killed in an accident whilst taking part in a display.
 

Extract from the Daily Mirror - Saturday 24 July 1976

"Commando killed in show:-  A young commando died yesterday as 3,000 people watched a display by Marines at Lympstone. Devon.  Corporal James Higgins, 26, was making a spectacular descent from a roof by a rope slide when the cable snapped. He fell 15ft. to the ground. "
 
Sources
AFM ROH

HOOK, David Arnold

Brigadier David Hook was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2009 to 30th September 2009.

In 2013 Major General Hook, C.B.E.,  received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.

HOULTRAM, Lee Andrew

Sgt. Lee Andrew Houltram RM
Sergeant Lee Houltram 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 services in Afghanistan [2].
 
In July 2008 he received a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [3].
 
Sources

HUNT, Wayne

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].
 
Sergeant Hunt M.B.E., receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 [2].
 
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 57269, page 5135.

JACKSON, Matthew John Andrew

Lieutenant Colonel Matthew Jackson received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq [1].
  • Appointed D.S.O., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [2].
  • 5 November 2013 promoted Colonel [3].
  • 11 December 2018 promoted Brigadier [4].
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15643 published 11 September 2009.

JONES, Alan

Colour Sergeant Alan Jones was awarded the B.E.M. (Military Division), on the 12th June 1976 [1]. He was later awarded a Bar to the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1976 - 31st January 1977 [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 46919, page 8037.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 47258, page 8411.
 

JONES, Michael Peter

Corporal Michael Jones died during operations in Southern Afghanistan. He joined the Royal Marines aged 18 on 8 February 1999. Through eight years of meritorious service, he served on operations in Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. [Source: MOD]

LAMB, Peter Ralph

Major Peter Lamb received a MiD in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
 
17th June 1989 Major (Local Lt. Col) was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division in the HM the Queen's birthday honours list [2].
 
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.
[2] London Gazette Supp. 51772, page B5.
 

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