THOMAS, Peter Roome

Royal Marines
Royal Navy
In March 1946 Lieutenant Peter Thomas joined 44 Commando in Hong Kong just before it was redesignated as 40 Commando RM [1]. Two years later in 1948 whilst a Lieutenant with 40 Commando RM he received a MiD for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948 [2].
The then Captain Peter Thomas received a MiD for gallant and distinguished services with 41 Independent Commando RM in Korea [3] . He was also awarded the Bronze Star with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America, for gallant and distinguished services during operations in the Korean war [4].
An interview with him was recorded by the Imperial War Museum. [go to recording].
[1] IWM Sound recording catalogue no. 15485
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 38508, page 189.
[3] London Gazettes Supp. 39230  page 2749.
[4] London Gazettes Supp. 40253 page 4684.

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