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47 Commando (Raiding Group) RM

47 Commando (Raiding Group) Royal Marines is the lead for amphibious warfare and Royal Navy board and search training. The group is tasked with training and developing core amphibious and surface assault skills and equipment.
This unit was renamed in November 2019 from the previous 1 Assault Group Royal Marines.  [Source: Royal Navy/MOD]
 

539 Raiding Squadron RM

539 Assault Squadron was renamed 539 Raiding Squadron Royal Marines in November 2019. This Unit is a vital link in the Corps' chain, allowing 3 Commando Brigade to transfer onto land from the sea or river. It can operate amphibious Viking vehicles to deliver force into territories.

CAMPBELL, Gordon Alexander

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Lance Corporal Gordon Campbell died during training  at the Pontrilas Army Training Area near Hereford involving fast roping from a helicopter. During his nine years in the Corps he had served in Kosovo, Northern Ireland, Iraq and Afghanistan. His funeral with full military honours, took place at Oldmeldrum Parish Church, Aberdeenshire.  

DEAN, Martin, R.

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Corporal Martin Dean died in service, cause unknown to this archive. The headstone at his grave shows Special Boat Service.
 
Sources
AFM ROH
RM Historical website.
Headstone at his grave.
 

HARRIS, Tristan

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star (USA)
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].

HYLTON, Jason

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

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.

MADDISON, Christopher Richard

Mne Chris Maddison 3 Commando Bde
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Sqn. RM, died of shrapnel wounds after his landing craft came under fire on a river patrol near Basra last March. An initial investigation by the Royal Military Police blamed his death on an Iraqi ambush, but a Royal Navy board of inquiry concluded that he had been killed by fire from his own side.

SNOXELL, Oliver

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Marine Oliver Snoxell, 1 Assault Group RM,  died when hit by a car  while walking along the A5 Watling Street, just North of Hockliffe. He was in Bedfordshire on home leave at the time. [Sources: AFM ROH / Leighton Buzzard observer online report 14 March 2006]

THOMAS, Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service unknown cause
Marine Peter Thomas, 539 Assault Squadron, was deployed to Norway at the time of his death.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Palace Barracks Memorial website.]
 

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