ADDINGTON, Raymond Thomas Casamajor

The Honourable
Lieutenant (later Major)
Unit / Base: 
5 Commando
Royal Artillery
Honours & Awards: 
Monday, January 27, 1919
Died : 
Friday, October 28, 2011
Raymond Addington MC

Raymond Thomas Casamajor Addington, the third son of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth, joined No 5 Commando as a 2/Lieutenant upon their formation in July 1940 [1] [3]. He was promoted Lieutenant on the 1st January 1941 [2].   Lieutenant Addington took part with No 5 Commando in Operation Ironclad at Madagascar [3]

Later, having left the Commando, he was awarded the MIlitary Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe whilst serving as a battery captain with the 13th Honourable Artillery Company, Royal Horse Artillery [3] [4] .

He retired from the Army on the 15th April 1949 and was granted the honorary rank of Major [5].

[1] Copy of document Volunteers for Special Service, No 5 Commando Selection of Personnel [view].
[2] London Gazettes Supp. 35056, page 536.
[3] Obituary published in the Daily Telegraph.
[4] London Gazettes Supp. 37138, page 3227.
[4] National Archives file WO 373/
[5] London Gazettes Supp. 38586, page 1887.

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