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CRUDEN, Peter Ramsay

Captain Peter Cruden 12 and 6 Commando
No 12 Commando
No 6 Commando
Peter Ramsay Cruden was commissioned Second Lieutenant Royal Artillery 22 March 1941[1].
  • Lieutenant in No.12 Commando [2]
  • 6 June 1944 (Lieutenant) (No.6 Commando) shot and wounded in shoulder by sniper at Normandy [3][3a].
  • 8 November 1945 (Temporary Captain) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in NW Europe [4].
  • 4 January 1946 transferred to the Black Watch [5].

HENRIQUES, Robert David Quixano

Special Service Brigade
No 12 Commando
Major Robert Henriques was the Brigade Major of the Special Service Brigade throughout the operation at Vaagso in Norway on 27 December 1941 [1].
  • Former Troop Leader of 'E' troop No. 12 Commando [1a].
  • 2 June 1943 (Captain)(Temporary Major)(Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

SELERI, Peter Alexander Shaw

Middle East Commando
Awarded the Silver Star Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations in Germany on 18 November 1944 having left the commando* and now serving 8th Armoured Brigade Group [1][2].
  • 28 January 1949 (Captain) (Hon. Major) awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) [3].
*Nominal Roll of Officers on strength of the Commando (War Diary).
[1] London Gazette 37853, page 324.
[2] National Archives file WO373/147/530.

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