MENDAY, Ronald Philip

Major (later lieutenant Colonel)
4 Commando
5 Commando
Highland Light Infantry
Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
Ronald Philip Menday
Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]
  • Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 1940 [2].
  • Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field [3].
  • Awarded the M.C. in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [4].
  • 2nd Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [5].
  • Appointed M.B.E.(Civil Division) for his work at Turner's Court Children's Home, Oxford, and elsewhere, 29 December 1967 [6].
[1] Major James Dunning
[2] London Gazette 34861, page 3261.
[3] London Gazette 36637, page 3606.
[4] London Gazette 36961, page 1171.
[5] London Gazette 36994, page 1561.
[6] London Gazette 44484, page 18.
No.5 Commando Newsletters, issue nos 12, 13 & 29, all state that R. P. Menday served in the No.5 Cdo HQ Troop when the Commando was in Madagascar (circa 1942).

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