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ADDIS, Alan

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service
Marine Alan Addis was serving with Naval Party 8901 when he disappeared in suspicious circumstances on the Falkland Islands in 1980.  [Sources: AFM ROH / Numerous online reports.]
 

BLACK, George

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Medical Assistant George Black, attached to 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 

BRICE, Ian William

SBS
Mentioned in Despatches

Sergeant Ian Brice, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on South Georgia and patrols in the Mount Kent region of the Falklands.

Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/205.

BROWN, Christopher Charles

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Christopher Brown, 29 Commando Regiment RA, was a Naval Gunfire Spotter attached to Special Forces during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service between 25 April to 15 June 1982 [1] [2].
  • 30 Sept 1987 promoted Major [3].

BROWNING, James Gardner

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service

Corporal James Browning, HQ 3 Commando Bde. RM,  was reported missing presumed drowned, after the cessation of hostilities on the Falklands, when caught in a sudden squall whilst in a dinghy off Port Stanley. He had previously served in 45 Commando workshops. 

BRUCE, Robert James

Major Robert Bruce
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Major Robert Bruce was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12857.
[Image] From an ITV film on an open day at Eastney.
 
Notes

BURDETT, Julian

45 Cdo. RM
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Corporal Julian Burdett was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

CALLAN, Paul David

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Paul Callan died on the 10th June 1982 of wounds received during an enemy bombing attack at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands that occurred on the 27th May 1982.
 

CAMERON, Charles Peter

Major Charles Peter Cameron
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Military Cross (MC)
Major Charles Cameron, OC 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron [1][2], was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [2].
 
Citation
"Major Cameron is the Commanding Officer of 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. 

COLLINS, Trevor

59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Mentioned in Despatches
Staff Sergeant Trevor Collins received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12852.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982 edition.
 

CORRIGAN, Ian Clifford

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Ian Corrigan, R.E.M.E. attached to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982. He served with the Air Squadron as a 'B' Flight Royal Marines Avionics Technician.

CORYTON, Gervais Richard Arthur

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Commander Gervais Coryton RN was the Officer Commanding 'C' Flight RM, 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, during the Falklands War. He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.

DANCE, Graham

Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Graham Dance, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.

EVANS, Andrew Peter

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Andrew Evans died [1] when his helicopter was shot down during the Falkands War. He received a posthumous Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2]
 
Extract from the Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

FRANCIS, Michael James

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
 Colour Sergeant Michael Francis joined the Royal Marines in January 1963 and after basic training he served in both 45 and 43 Commando.  He was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland

HOLROYD-SMITH, Michael John

29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Lieutenant Colonel Michael Holroyd-Smith, Commanding Officer 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].
  • 30 June 1985 promoted Colonel [3].
  • 31 December 1990 promoted Brigadier [4].

HOWARD, Henry Colin Francis

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Henry Howard was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12857; errata in 49196, page 16351.
 

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
45 Cdo. RM
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Darren Hunt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982 [1].
  • 1991 (Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

HUNT, Ian Nicholas

SBS
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Ian Hunt, Special Boat Service,  was killed during an exchange of fire with an SAS patrol near Teal, Falklands.  They had accidentally strayed into an area patrolled by the SAS. He was the only member of the SBS who died in the conflict.

Click here to Watch a video of a service at the memorial to him on the Falkland Islands in 2012.

HUNT, Malcolm Peter John

40 Cdo. RM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Malcolm Hunt was the Commanding Officer of 40 Commando RM during the Falklands War in 1982 [1].
  • 31 December 1983 appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 49194, page 16123.
[2] London Gazette 49583, page 5.
 

JAMES, Kevin Michael

Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Kevin James was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August to 31st October 1978 [1].
 
In 1982 Sergeant James Q.G.M., RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches for his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
 

JOLLY, Richard Tadeusz

Cdo. Log. Regt.
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Richard Jolly, acting Surgeon Commander, commanded Medical Squadron of the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines during Operation Sutton in the South Atlantic May/June 1982.

JONES, Christopher

59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sapper Christopher Jones, 59 Commando Sqn., RE, attached to 45 Commando RM, died during during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

LAMB, Peter Ralph

Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Peter Lamb, HQ Commando Forces RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 17th June 1989 (Major) (Local Lt. Col) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Source
[1] London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12842.

LEACH, Peter James

Sergeant Peter Leach DSM RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant Peter Leach was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for operations in the South Atlantic during the defence of South Georgia.
Citation
Sergeant Leach was responsible for establishing Observation Posts at Leith, South Georgia to monitor the activities of an Argentine party illegally landed on the island.

MCANDREWS, Stephen Graham

40 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Stephen McAndrews was killed during operations at San Carlos, Falkland islands, by the explosion of a bomb dropped from one of two enemy Sky Hawks that had just also bombed allied forces at Ajax Bay.
 
Sources
AFM ROH

McCRACKEN, William Andrew

Captain William McCracken 29 Commando
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Military Cross (MC)
Citation: "Captain William McCracken, 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, was in command of an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party grouped with B Company 3rd Battalion Parachute Regiment during the period 13th-14th June 1982.

MELIA, Michael

Corporal Michael Melia
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Michael Melia was killed by small arms fire during operations in the Falklands at Goose Green. 
 
Sources
AFM ROH
Commando Branch of the REA.
 

MILLS, Keith Paul

Captain Keith Mills DSC RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

NICELY, Michael

Medical Assistant Michael Niceley
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Medical Assistant Michael Nicely, attached to 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Recommendation

PENNEFATHER, David Anthony Somerset

Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Commandant General Royal Marines in 1996.
  • (Major) (HQ Commando Forces RM) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • (Lt. Colonel) Appointed O.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland [2].

PILLAR, Andrew Robert

40 Cdo. RM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Andrew Pillar, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [1].

POTTER, Anthony

Cdo. Log. Regt.
Mentioned in Despatches

Private Anthony Potter, R.A.O.C. attached to the Commando Logistics Regiment RM,  received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

POUNDS, Nicholas Ernest

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Nicholas Pounds, a Gazelle Helicopter RM pilot and Officer Commanding 'M' Flight during Operation Corporate, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his leadership, gallantry, and flying skills, during operations on the Falkland Islands, and in support of 2 Para at Goose Green, between 21 May and 14 June 1982 [1].

REES, Gareth Edward

Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Gareth Rees was serving in Naval Party 8901 on the Falkland Islands at the time of his death.
 
Notes
The AFM ROH lists his Naval Party as 8401, however the two NP's on the Falklands were 8901 and 8902.
 

ROBINSON, Adrian Spencer

3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 Adrian Robinson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 49134, page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/203.

STEWART, David James

45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant David Stewart was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation
"Early in the morning of the 9th June Lieutenant Stewart, 45 Commando led a troop strength fighting patrol to the Two Sisters feature in East Falklands with a mission to harass the enemy and cause him casualties.

STONE, Christopher Ralph

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches

Sergeant Christopher Stone, 3 Cdo. Bde RM Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations at Ball Mountain and Top Malo House, Falkland Islands, during the period 20 - 31 May 1982. He was wounded during this operation.

THOMASON, Perry

45 Cdo. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Perry Thomason received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12843. 
 

THOMSON, Jonathan James

45 Cdo. RM
SBS
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Thomson O.B.E., was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallantry within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey  in 1991[1].
Citation 

VAN DER HORST, Rupert Cornelius

Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Brigadier Rupert Cornelius Van Der Horst, O.B.E., was appointed C.B.E.,(Military Division), 31st December 1991 [1].
  • 1982 Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 52767, page 5

WHITEHEAD, Andrew Francis

45 Cdo. RM
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Whitehead, commanding 45 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands. He also recieved a Mention in Despatches during operations in Northern Ireland.
Citation for DSO

WILSON, David

45 Cdo. RM
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Wilson died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Globe and Laurel RM ROH July/Aug 1982 edition.
Falklands War Memorial Plaque at Portsmouth.
Website Naval-History.net.

WILSON, Paul Kevin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Paul Wilson, attached H.M.S. Broadsword, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 49134 page 12843.

YOUNG, Everett

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Everett Young, 3 Cdo. Bde R.M., Mountain and Arctic Warfare Cadre (M&AWC), received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service in operations on the Falkland Islands, during the period 20 May - 17 June 1982.
 

YOUNGMAN, Paul

Paul Youngman RN
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Medical Assistant Paul Youngman, attached to 45 Commando Group, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Recommendation
Falkland Islands
11/12 June 1982.

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