CURTIS, Dunstan Michael Carr

Temporary Acting Commander
Unit / Base: 
'30 Commando Assault Unit'
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Friday, August 26, 1910
Died : 
Friday, September 9, 1983
Dunstan Michael Carr Curtis RNVR
  • 11 March 1937 enrolled R.N.V.R.
  • 28 March 1942 (Commander of MGB 314) awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for daring and valour in the attack on the German Naval Base at St. Nazaire (Operation Chariot).  Later joined 30 Assault Unit.
  • Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross for great daring and resource in successful operations in North Africa.
  • Mention in Despatches for enterprise and resource.
  • Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during the war in Europe.
  • 1 January 1963 (former Deputy Secretary General Council of Europe) appointed C.B.E. (Civil Division).
  • Member of the Commando Association from Brynawel Montgomery, Powys.
Navy Lists / RNVR Enrolments.
DSC - London Gazette 35566, page 2225 (LG 21 May 1942).
1st MiD - London Gazette 35895, page 710 (LG 9 Feb. 1943).
Bar to the DSC - London Gazette 36505, page 2212 (LG 9 May 1944).
2nd MiD - London Gazette 37380, page 5993 (LG 11 Dec.1945).
CBE - London Gazette 42870, page 20 (1963).
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 78 (1984).
[Image] St Nazaire Society website.

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