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ADDIS, Alan

Marine
P037596K
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
P029435P
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
P041627B
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
PO37269B
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
PO24439G
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
PO25446U
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
P020436E
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
P033189P
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
N023442U
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
24385786
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
P033537T
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
P030085W
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.

JOHNSTON, Brian Ronald

Acting Colour Sergeant
PO23116X
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Acting Colour Sergeant Brian Johnston died during operations in the Falklands. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

JONES, Christopher

Sapper
24484389
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
PO25875E
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
P035079S
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
P035645L
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
24196164
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
P036098F
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
N023329F
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
PO39185R
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
RM 23255
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
P036299J
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.

SPENCER, Ian Frank

Corporal
P032324V
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ian Spencer died during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

UREN, Andrew Bryan

Corporal
PO35194P
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
P032593N
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
P037820V
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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