MOORE, John Jeremy

Major General
Unit / Base: 
40 Commando RM
'42 Commando RM'
'3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Thursday, July 5, 1928
Died : 
Saturday, September 15, 2007
John Jeremy Moore
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].
  • Captain - awarded a Bar to the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst Commander of 'L' Company 42 Commando RM during a hostage rescue operation at Limbang, Sarawak, on the 12th December 1962 [2].
  • Lt. Colonel - appointed O.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of distinguished service  in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1973 to 31st July 1973 [3].
  • Maj. Gen. - appointed K.C.B., (Military Division),  in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic [4].
[1] London Gazette 39675, page 5528.
[1] National Archives file WO373/131/31.
[2] London Gazette 43009, page 4693.
[2] National Archives file WO373/127/96
[3] London Gazette 46155, page 15023.
[4] London Gazette 49134, page 12856.
[Image] Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 1982.

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