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'Commando Logistic Regiment RM'

Based at Chivenor in North Devon, the Regiment is home to about 780 personnel from all three services, including Royal Marines, Mechanical Engineers, Medics and Logisticians. The Regiment is unique in Defence in that no other unit has such an eclectic mix of cap badges working together towards providing Equipment, Medical and Logistical support.

ALLEN, Thomas Charles

Cdo. Log. Regt.

Marine Thomas Allen, Garrison Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment RM, died as a result of a road traffic accident in Winchester.

Globe and Laurel, July - August 1977 edition.
Navy News July 1977, p8.

ASHFIELD, Stuart James

Cdo. Log. Regt.
Marine Stuart Ashfield died [1] whilst deployed to Norway on a training exercise [2]. He was driving a Land Rover when it was involved in a collision with a coach [3].
Stuart left Tarring High School at the age of 16 to become a Royal Marines cadet. He was one of the outstanding members of 8th Worthing Sea Scouts and was also a member of Worthing Swimming Club [3]. 
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] Palace Barracks Memorial website.

DAVIES, Damian Jonathan

Mne. Damian Davies
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Marine Damian Davies, Landing Force Support Party (LFSP), died as a result of a suspected suicide bomb attack south of Sangin, Afghanistan.  At the time of his death he was on patrol with X-Ray Company, 45 Commando Group, Royal Marines. The company was conducting an operation alongside Afghan National Army troops to dominate areas posing a dangerous threat to British forces and the local Afghan population.  

DEERING, Robert Christopher

Cpl Robert Deering
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Corporal Robert Deering died when shortly after 0715hrs a Viking armoured personnel carrier was involved in an explosion west of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, injuring three other personnel and disabling the vehicle. As Corporal Deering approached the stricken vehicle to assess the damage, a second explosion occurred, killing him instantly.
[Source: MOD]

HOWSE, Iain George

Marine Iain Howse, CLR
Cdo. Log. Regt.

Marine Iain Howse who was in the UK on a weeks leave from service in Iraq died in motorcycle accident on Whitepit Lane, Flackwell Heath, Buckinghamshire.

Image and details from his sister Alison.

JOLLY, Richard Tadeusz

Cdo. Log. Regt.
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Richard Jolly, acting Surgeon Commander, commanded Medical Squadron of the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines during Operation Sutton in the South Atlantic May/June 1982.
In addition he had under his operational control two surgical support teams and a parachute clearing troop. He was awarded the O.B.E. (Military Division) [1][2]

POTTER, Anthony

Cdo. Log. Regt.

Private Anthony Potter, R.A.O.C. attached to the Commando Logistics Regiment RM,  received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

[1] London Gazette 49134, page 12853.
[2] National Archives file WO373/188/364.
Globe and Laurel Spt/Oct. 1982 edition.

POUNDS, Nicholas Ernest

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
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].
  • 30 June 1994 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 1996 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer Commando Logistic Regiment RM [3].

SIDWELL, Richard Charles

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Captain Richard Charles Sidwell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service during operations in East and West Malaysia during the period 24 June to 23 December 1965 [1].
  • 1 July 1960 (Lieutenant) promoted Captain [2].
  • 31 December 1971 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

WALTON, Richard Anthony Carl

Royal Marines

Colour Sergeant Richard Walton was serving at RMDIV Leconfield at the time of his death.

Richard Walton joined the Royal Marines in 1985 and served 2 days short of 20 years. During his career he served at Poole, 40 Commando, Commando Logistics Regiment, 42 Commando, CTCRM, and SBS. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue 1st June 2005.]


LCpl Younghusband RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Lance Corporal Michael Younghusband died whilst crossing a railway line in the early hours of December 10th. He had completed his training at the CTCRM in October 2012 and joined 42 Commando.  In 2014 he moved to the Commando Logistic Regt. RM at Chivenor.  

Major Mark Latham  said he had flair, had a dynamic work ethic and was bound for further promotion above his peers.

[Sources:  RMA Facebook 21st Dec. 2015 ref. RP / Daily Mirror online / Shropshire Star online]

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