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847 Naval Air Squadron

Transcript of Royal Marines Routine Orders 105/95

Re-designation of 3 Cdo Bde Air Sqn RM as 847 Naval Air Squadron (R)

1. 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron Royal Marines will be formally incorporated into the Naval Air Command on Friday 1 Sep 95 and be re-designated 847 Naval Air Squadron.
2. The Squadron will continue to operate Army Lynx and Gazelle aircraft until the introduction of the Attack Helicopter into Army Air Corps Service.

Thereafter it will continue in the light utility role in support of 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines. 

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Major Charles Cameron, OC 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron [1][2], was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [2].
 
Citation
"Major Cameron is the Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. 

Commando Helicopter Force

The three squadrons of the Commando Helicopter Force are the wings of the Royal Marines, providing crucial aerial support to the green berets be they at sea in an assault ship or in the sand and dust of Afghanistan.

Affectionately known as ‘The Junglies’ for their operations in Borneo during the 1960s, Commando Helicopter Force is made up of three naval Air Squadrons – 845, 846 and 847. Together, they use Merlin and Wildcat helicopters to provide air support to 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines and other UK forces.

CORRIGAN, Ian Clifford

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ian Corrigan, R.E.M.E. attached to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982. He served with the Air Squadron as a 'B' Flight Royal Marines Avionics Technician.

CORYTON, Gervais Richard Arthur

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Commander Gervais Coryton RN was the Officer Commanding 'C' Flight RM, 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.

EVANS, Andrew Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Andrew Evans died [1] when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2]
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

FARMER, Morris Flynn

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Died in service
Craftsman Morris Farmer, REME, serving in 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron RM, died as a result of a fall in Toulouse France.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Globe and Laurel, Christmas 1977 edition.
 

FROST, John Boyes

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Air Force Cross (AFC)
Lieutenant John Boyes Frost RM was awarded the Air Force Cross for gallantry during operations in Malaysia in 1970.
Citation

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].
  • 1991 (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

POUNDS, Nicholas Ernest

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Nicholas Pounds, a Gazelle Helicopter RM pilot and Officer Commanding 'M' Flight during Operation Corporate, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his leadership, gallantry, and flying skills, during operations on the Falkland Islands, and in support of 2 Para at Goose Green, between 21 May and 14 June 1982 [1].

ROBINSON, Adrian Spencer

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 Adrian Robinson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/203.

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