Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

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AYLEN, Ian Gerald

Known as: 
Jan Aylen
Commander (later Rear Admiral)
30 Commando Assault Unit
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

Post war member of the Commando Association from Honiton, Devon.

BALLARD, Alfred Hunter

Temporary Lieutenant
RN Commando
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross
Lieutenant Alfred Ballard, RNBC 'A', was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy June 1944 [1][2].

BIBBY, Desmond Terence

Temporary Lieutenant
RN Commando
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Lieutenant Desmond Bibby was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for coolness, courage and efficiency as Beachmaster in a sector of the beach in the raid on Dieppe 19 August, 1942. As the advance of the troops was held up his sector was throughout the operation under conitinuous fire.

COPPOCK, Robin Leslie

Temporary Acting Sub-Lieutenant
RN Commando
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

Sub-Lieutenant Robin Coppock, RNBC 'C', was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallant and distinguished services and untiring devotion to duty in operations which led to the capture of Sicily by Allied forces.

Sources
London Gazette 36295, page 5540.
Beachhead Assault: The Story of the Royal Naval Commandos in World War II, author David Lee.

GLANVILLE, Trevor James

Lieutenant Commander
30 Commando Assault Unit
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Temporary Sub-Lieutenant Trevor James Glanville, R.N.V.R., was Mentioned in Despatches for gallantry, skill, determination and undaunted devotion to duty during the landing of Allied Forces on the coast of Normandy [1].

HAW, Reginald

Temporary Chaplain
45RM Commando
Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Reverend Reginald Haw, B.A., Temporary Chaplain R.N.V.R., was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallantry, steadfastness and inspiring devotion to duty with 45 Royal Marine Commando during the liberation of Holland [1]. He also served with 47RM Commando [2].
 
Sources

HELLINGS, Peter William Craddock

Lieutenant General
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
On the 6th September 1940 it was announced that Lieutenant Peter Hellings RM had been awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for courage and devotion to duty during the withdrawals from Boulogne and Calais [1]

HUTCHINGS, Richard

Lieutenant
846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Lieutenant Richard Hutchings was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

KENT, Douglas Thomas

Temporary Sub-Lieutenant
RN Commando
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross
Sub-Lieutenant Douglas Kent, RNBC 'C', was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the successful Combined Operations on the enemy-occupied coast in the Boulogne Area [1][2].
  • December 1943 (COPP 5) (Sicily) awarded a Bar to his Distinguished Service Cross for great bravery and enterprise [3][4].

MILLS, Keith Paul

Captain Keith Mills DSC RM
Lieutenant (later Captain)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Lieutenant Keith Mills was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for operations in the South Atlantic during the defence of South Georgia.
Citation

NICHOLL, Hugh Rowley Mount

Commander
RN Commando
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Commander Hugh Nicholl served with 'G' Beach Commando [1][6][7]
  • 20 January 1941 (Acting Commander) appointed Distinguished Service Order for coolness, skill and devotion to duty while serving in the Mediterranean [2].

PIKE, Geoffrey

Temporary Lieutenant (Acting Temporary Captain )
45RM Commando
30 Commando Assault Unit
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)

Captain Geoffrey Pike was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for distinguished service during the war in Europe. Post war member of the Commando Association from Canterbury, Kent.

SANKEY, Robert Woodall

Lieutenant Colonel Sankey RM
Lieutenant Colonel
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Sankey was appointed Officer Commanding 40 Royal Marine Commando on the 1st July 1944 after the death in June of Lieutenant Colonel  James C. Manners, DSO [more....] [1].
  • 1943 Commanding Officer 11th RM Bn. [2].

SCOTT-WILSON, James Alfred

Temporary Acting Lieutenant Commander
RN Commando
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Cross
Lieutenant Commander James Alfred Scott-Wilson D.S.C., RNBC 'F', was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for gallant and distinguished service and untiring devotion to duty in operations which led to the capture of Sicily by Allied forces [1][3].

WALLIS, John Charles

Reverend John Charles Wallis RNVR
Temporary Chaplain
41RM Commando
Distinguished Service Cross (DSC)
Reverend John Charles Wallis, BA, attached to 41RM Commando, was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for great courage and fortitude in tending the wounded and bringing in casualties during the operations at Salerno, Italy September 1943.
 
Sources
London Gazette 36537, page 2497 and errata in LG 36551, page 2705.

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