ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Rank: 
Major
Unit/Base: 
44RM Commando
40 Commando RM
'41 Independent Commando RM'
'42 Commando RM'
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Died : 
Sunday, July 23, 1995
Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando [1], was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services with 40 Commando RM in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [2]
  • 18 May 1951 (Captain) (Local Major) (41 Independent Commando RM) awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations in Korea. [3]
  • Major Aldridge MBE, MC was also awarded the Silver Star bestowed by the President of the United States of America for gallant and distinguished services during operations in Korea. [4]
  • 13 June 1957 (Major) (42 Commando RM) awarded a Bar to the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Near East (Suez), October to December 1956. [5]
Sources
[1] Commando Association newsletter 101.
[2] London Gazette 38508, page 189.
[2] The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
[3] London Gazette 39230, page 2749.
[4] London Gazette 40253, page 4684.
[5] London Gazette 41092, page 3417.
 

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