HOOPER, Richard Henry

Known as: 
2 Commando
4 Independent Company
The King's Regiment (Liverpool)
Capt Richard Hooper MC 2 Commando

Captain Richard Hooper was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations at Scaletta Sicily on the 16th August 1943. He had previously taken part in operations at Vaagso and St Nazaire. During the latter he was in charge of an assault squad on motor launch ML 156, wounded, and evacuated back to the UK.

On the 21st September 1951 it was announced that Capt. (Hon. Maj.) R. H. Hooper, M.C. of the King's Regiment had been awarded the Efficiency Medal Territorial.

The death of "Major Richard Henry Hooper, MC., TD. (2 Cdo & CBTC) of Minchinhampton. Nr. Stroud" was announced in Commando Association newsletter 67 issued September 1978.

MC - London Gazette 36251, page 5062
TD - London Gazette 39337, page 4933.
St Nazaire Society website
Storming St Nazaire, author James Dorrian.
Commando Association newsletter 67.

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