RICHES, Ian Hurry

Major General
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Sunday, September 27, 1908
Died : 
Monday, December 23, 1996
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Ian Hurry Riches, G.S.O.1 Special Service Group, was appointed Officer Commanding 43RM Commando in November 1944 [1][1a] .
10 July 1945 appointed Companion of the Distinguished Service Order outstanding courage, determination and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy [2].
1st January 1959 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [3].
11 June 1960 (Major General)  appointed K.C.B. (Military Divsion) [4].
1959-62 Commandant- General, Royal Marines [5].
1964-68 Regional Director of Civil Defence [5].
1967-68 Representative Colonel Commandant [5].
[1] Navy Lists - Quarterly, Oct. 1944, Vol.2.
[1a] Nothing Much to Lose, author Michael McConville (Lieut. 43RM Commando).
[2] London Gazette 37170, page 3562.
[3] London Gazette 41589, page 2.
[4] London Gazette 42051, page 3974.
[5] Royal Marines Historical website.

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