PALMER, Eric Charles Ernest

Rank: 
Captain (Acting Lieutenant Colonel)
Unit/Base: 
41RM Commando
46RM Commando
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Eric Palmer was appointed D.S.O. in recognition of his gallant and distinguished service during his Commando's landing at the breach in the dyke at Westkapelle, Walcheren, on 1st November 1944, and the successful attack and capture of the enemy battery  which had been causing considerable casualties in the landing area [1]
 
At the begining of August 1945 he took command of 46RM Commando until it was disbanded a few months later [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 36947, page 997 & errata 36992, page 1507.
[1] National Archives file WO373/47/36.
[2] The Story of 46 Commando by Captain P.K.W. Johnson RM (1946)
 

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