LEATHES, Reginald Carteret de Mussenden

Major General
Unit / Base: 
42RM Commando
'45 Commando RM'
Royal Marines
Royal Navy
Sunday, September 19, 1909
  • 31 August 1943 Lieutenant Colonel Leathes was the first Commanding Officer of 42RM Commando until relinquishing command at Cocanada May 1944 [1].
  • September 1950 to December 1951 Commanding Officer 45 Commando RM during operations in Perak, Malaya [2].
  • 4 April 1952 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished service in Malaya [2a].
  • 11 June 1960 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [3].
  • 1 January 1971 Major-General R. C. de M. Leathes, C.B., M.V.O., O.B.E., appointed Colonel Commandant Royal Marines [4].
[1] Navy Lists (see Linked Content).
[1a] Commando Brigade Jungle Book issue 9 (see Linked Content).
[2] London Gazette 39507, page 1879.
[2a] Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO 373/130/90.
[3] London Gazette 42051, page 3974 (HM Birthday Honours)
[4] London Gazette 45186, page 9878.
Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 86 (1988).

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