'Falklands - Commando ROH'

Remembering all Commandos who died at any time whilst serving in the Falklands. This includes Operation Corporate 2nd April 1982 - 14th June 1982.
 
Mine. Alan ADDIS
Cpl. James Gardner BROWNING
Mne. Paul David CALLAN 
LCpl. Colin DAVISON 
Sgt. Roger ENEFER 
Sgt. Andrew Peter EVANS 
Cpl. Kenneth EVANS 
Cpl. Peter Ronald FITTON 
Lt. Kenneth David FRANCIS 
Spr. Pradeep Kumar GHANDI 
LCpl. Brett Patrick GIFFIN 
Mne. Robert Don GRIFFIN 
Sgt. Ian Nicholas HUNT 
A/CSgt. Brian Ronald JOHNSTON 
Spr. Christopher JONES 
Sgt. Robert Arthur LEEMING 
Cpl Michael David LOVE 
Mne. Gordon Cameron MACPHERSON 
Mne. Stephen Graham MCANDREWS 
LCpl. Peter Burke MCKAY 
Cpl. Michael MELIA 
Mne. Michael John NOWAK 
Lt. Richard James NUNN 
Mne. Keith PHILLIPS 
Mne. Gareth REES
Sgt. Ronald James ROTHERAM 
Mne. Anthony John RUNDLE 
Cpl. Jeremy SMITH 
Cpl. Ian Frank SPENCER 
Cpl. Andrew Bryan UREN 
Cpl. Laurence George WATTS 
Mne. David WILSON 

We will Remember them.

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ADDIS, Alan

Marine
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Alan Addis was serving with Naval Party 8901 when he disappeared in suspicious circumstances on the Falkland Islands in 1980.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Numerous online reports.]
 

BROWNING, James Gardner

Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service

Corporal James Browning, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was reported missing presumed drowned, after the cessation of hostilities on the Falklands, when caught in a sudden squall whilst in a dinghy off Port Stanley. He had previously served in 45 Commando workshops. 

CALLAN, Paul David

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Paul Callan died on the 10th June 1982 of wounds received during an enemy bombing attack at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands that occurred on the 27th May 1982.
 

DAVISON, Colin

Known as: 
George
Lance Corporal
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Colin Davison died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (SAMA82 website).
 

ENEFER, Roger

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Roger Enefer died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
 

EVANS, Andrew Peter

Sergeant
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Andrew Evans died when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and LCpl. Brett Giffin.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel 

EVANS, Kenneth

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Kenneth Evans died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

FITTON, Peter Ronald

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Peter Fitton died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Sgt. Robert Leeming, Cpl. Andy Uren, and Mne. Keith Phillips. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands.

FRANCIS, Kenneth David

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Kenneth Francis, BA, RM, died when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were LCpl. Brett Giffin and Mne. Andrew Evans. 
 Extract from the Globe and Laurel 

GANDHI, Pradeep Kumar

Known as: 
Goosey
Sapper
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Pradeep Gandhi, 59 Commando Sqn., RE, died during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Extract found on a website written by D. Mac,Hertfordshire.

GIFFIN, Brett Patrick

Known as: 
Giff
Lance Corporal
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Brett Giffin was killed when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and Mne. Andrew Evans.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel

HUNT, Ian Nicholas

Known as: 
Kiwi
Sergeant
SBS
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Ian Hunt, Special Boat Service,  was killed during an exchange of fire with an SAS patrol near Teal, Falklands.  They had accidentally strayed into an area patrolled by the SAS. He was the only member of the SBS who died in the conflict.

Click here to Watch a video of a service at the memorial to him on the Falkland Islands in 2012.

JONES, Christopher

Sapper
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sapper Christopher Jones, 59 Commando Sqn., RE, attached to 45 Commando RM, died during during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

LEEMING, Robert Arthur

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Leeming died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Cpl. Peter Fitton, Cpl. Andy Uren, and Mne. Keith Phillips. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands. 
 
Sources

LOVE, Michael David

Known as: 
Doc
Corporal
846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Died on active service
Corporal Michael Love, RM, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands. 
Citation for the DSM

MCANDREWS, Stephen Graham

Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Stephen McAndrews was killed during operations at San Carlos, Falkland islands, by the explosion of a bomb dropped from one of two enemy Sky Hawks that had just also bombed allied forces at Ajax Bay.
 
Sources
AFM ROH

MELIA, Michael

Known as: 
Mick
Corporal Michael Melia
Corporal
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Michael Melia was killed by small arms fire during operations in the Falklands at Goose Green. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Commando Branch of the REA.
 

NOWAK, Michael John

Known as: 
Blue
Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Nowak died during during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

NUNN, Richard James

Lieutenant Richard James Nunn DFC
Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Nunn died during Operation Corporate, Falkland Islands, 1982. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallant and distinguished service.
Citation

PHILLIPS, Keith

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Keith Phillips died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Sgt. Robert Leeming,  Cpl. Peter Fitton, and Cpl. Andy Uren. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands. 

REES, Gareth Edward

Marine
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Gareth Rees died as a result of a traffic accident whilst serving in Naval Party 8901 on the Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Royal Marines Historical Society website.
 
Notes

SMITH, Jeremy

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Jeremy Smith died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.

UREN, Andrew Bryan

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Andrew Uren died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Sgt. Robert Leeming, Cpl. Peter Fitton, and Mne. Keith Phillips. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands.

WATTS, Laurence George

Known as: 
Larry / Lofty
Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Laurence Watts, K Company, died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, East Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel Sep-Oct 1982 edition.
 

WILSON, David

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Wilson died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel RM ROH July/Aug 1982 edition.
Falklands War Memorial Plaque at Portsmouth.
Website Naval-History.net.


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