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'Falklands - Commando ROH'

Remembering all Commandos who died at any time whilst serving in the Falkland Islands. This includes the Falklands Conflict - Operation Corporate 2nd April 1982 - 14th June 1982.
Cpl. James Gardner BROWNING
Mne. Paul David CALLAN 
LCpl. Colin DAVISON 
Sgt. Roger ENEFER 
Sgt. Andrew Peter EVANS 
Cpl. Kenneth EVANS 
Cpl. Peter Ronald FITTON 
Lt. Kenneth David FRANCIS 
Spr. Pradeep Kumar GHANDI 
LCpl. Brett Patrick GIFFIN 
Mne. Robert Don GRIFFIN 

ADDIS, Alan

Alan Addis RM
Marine
P037596K
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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.

BABBINGTON, Peter Murray

Captain (later Honorary Colonel)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Peter Babbington, 'K' Company Commander, was awarded the Military Cross for his actions during operations on the Falkland Islands [1].
Citation

BARNETT, Nicholas John

Marine
P038293A
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Nicholas Barnett, a GPMG gunner, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic on 12 June 1982.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/220.
 

BAXTER, Ian Stuart

Major General
456440
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Corps of Transport
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Colonel Ian Stuart Baxter, HQ Commando Forces RM, was appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1][2].

BEEVERS, Peter

Sergeant
P026130T
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Peter Beevers, RM Reserve Tyne, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

BLACK, George

Leading Medical Assistant George Black RN
Acting Leading Medical Assistant
D156353Y
40 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Medical Assistant George Black RN, attached to 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.

BOORN, Peter William

Lance Corporal
P037261V
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Peter Boorn received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on 12 June 1982 at Mount Harriet, Falklands. 
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/216.
 

BRICE, Ian William

Sergeant
P027697Y
SBS
Royal Marines
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

Lieutenant General
497571
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
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].

BROWN, Christopher John Graham

Corporal
P033816X
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Christopher Brown received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 11/12 June 1982 against enemy held positions on the craggy hill feature known as Two Sisters, East Falkland.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.

BROWN, Robert John

Warrant Officer Class 2
P021729L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 Robert Brown, 3 Cdo. Bde. HQ., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic. 
He had taken command of the Royal Marines Police Troop just one week before the start of Operation Corporate, his O.C. having broken a leg.

BROWNING, James Gardner

Corporal
P029435P
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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
Major
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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

BUCKLEY, Edward Lindsay

Sergeant
P025425T
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Edward Buckley received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during special forces patrols in the initial phase for the battle of Port Stanley between 10 -14 June 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/206.
 

BURDETT, Julian

Corporal
PO36660J
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Corporal Julian Burdett was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

BURGESS, Brian Gordon

Warrant Officer 2
P037926M
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Brian Burgess, RM Poole, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic [1][1a].
  • 16 June 1990 (Warrant Officer 2) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Source
[1] London Gazette 49134 page 12843.

CALLAN, Paul David

Marine
P041627B
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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

Known as: 
Peter
Major Charles Peter Cameron
Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
In 1982 Major Cameron was the Officer Commanding 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron. He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations on the Falkland Islands [1][2].
Citation

CANDLISH, Edgar Robert

Sergeant
P031726H
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Edgar Candlish received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during the landings at San Carlos, East Falkland, May 1982. He was crewman of a Gazelle helicopter which was forced to ditch in the sea after the pilot was wounded by enemy fire.

CAROE, Christian Thomas Gordon

Lieutenant
N0287517
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Christian Caroe received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on the 12th June 1982. He commanded 2 Troop, 'X' Coy., during the attack on the feature known as Two Sisters, East Falklands [1][1a].
  • 19 June 1987 to Retired List [2].
Sources

CHAPMAN, Patrick Roy

Known as: 
Pat
Regimental Sergeant Major (WO1) (later Major)
PO18990P
533435
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Royal Corps of Transport
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
RSM of 45 Commando RM during Operation Corporate (Falkland Islands) 1982 [1].
  • 31 December 1983 appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 2 March 1985 commissioned Lieutenant RM, to trained strength 2 March 1986 [3].

CHESTER, John Shane

John Shane Chester
Major General
NO14112L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Chester, Chief of Staff 3 Commando Brigade RM, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic [1].
  • 16 March 1982 (Major) (HQ 3 Cdo. Bde) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service In Northern Ireland in 1981 [2].

CHISNALL, David Alan

WO1 David Chisnall
Captain
PO22798L
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colour Sergeant David Chisnall was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980 [1].
  • 16 April 1982 promoted Warrant Officer 1; RSM of 42 Commando RM during the Falklands Campaign [2][3].

COLE, Michael Anthony Falle

Captain
NO17739E
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Michael Cole, commanding 'Z' Company, received a Mention in Despatches during operations against enemy positions on the feature known as Two Sisters on East Falkland. 
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12842.
National Archives file WO373/188/195.
 

COLLINS, Thomas

Sergeant
P029088B
SBS
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Thomas Collins, SBS, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

COLLINS, Trevor

Staff Sergeant
24066769
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
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.
 

COMBES, David Stanley

Marine
P037746K
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine David Combes, attached H.M.S. Endurance, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

COOKE, Gordon

Corporal
P024499L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Gordon Cooke, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

COOPER, Robert Terence

Sergeant (later Major)
P027420D
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Cooper received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.
  • 31 December 1999 Captain (now Major) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division).
Sources
MiD - London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

CORRIGAN, Ian Clifford

Corporal
24217216
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
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

Lieutenant Commander
CO183364
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.

CRAWFORD, Ronald Lindsay

Lieutenant
846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Ronald Crawford, 846 N.A.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12842.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

CRUDEN, Paul Anthony

Marine
P040123Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Marine Paul Cruden, HMS Fearless, received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12844.
Globe and Laurel Falklands 40th anniversary edition.
 

CUTHELL, Garry

Marine (Acting Corporal)
P036511U
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Garry Cuthell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Award Recommendations / National Archives file WO373/188/221.
 
Notes

DANCE, Graham

Sergeant
P041201U
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Graham Dance received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic (Falklands).
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DANIELS, Leslie

Marine
P038702U
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Leslie Daniels, attached H.M.S. Endurance, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DAVIES, Barrie

Colour Sergeant
P020357M
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Colour Sergeant Barrie Davies, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DAVISON, Colin

Known as: 
George
Lance Corporal
PO37269B
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Colin Davison died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
South Atlantic Medal Association 1982 (SAMA82 website).
 

De La COUR, Colin Charles

Sergeant
P024604K
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Colin De La Cour was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1980 to 31st January 1981 [1].
  • 1982 Mentioned in Despatches during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
Sources

DOLIVERA, Brian

Sergeant
P028117H
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Brian Dolivera received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

DUGGAN, Stephen

Marine
P029137R
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Stephen Duggan received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
 

EBBENS, Andrew John

Lieutenant (later Lt. Colonel)
N023440M
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Andrew Ebbens received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic [1]
  • 1 September 1987 promoted Captain [2].
  • 16 March 2013 Lt. Col. A.J. Ebbens reverts to the retired list [3].
Sources

ECCLES, Michael

Corporal
P028263C
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Michael Eccles was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

ECCLESTON, Gary

Gunner
24444973
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Gunner Gary Eccleston, Bty. Cmdr's radio operator, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic on the night of 11/12 June 1982.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12852.
National Archives file WO373/188/308.
 

ENEFER, Roger

Sergeant
PO24439G
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sergeant Roger Enefer died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
 

EVANS, Andrew Peter

Sergeant
PO25446U
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Andrew Evans died 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. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and LCpl. Brett Giffin.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel 

EVANS, Kenneth

Corporal
P020436E
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Kenneth Evans died during an enemy bombing attack whilst on operations at Ajax Bay, Falkland Islands.

EVE, Keith Richard Hubert

Lieutenant Colonel
397236
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Keith Eve deployed with 29 Commando Regiment as Liaison Officer Naval Gunfire Support 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.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12852.

FISK, Ian David

Sergeant
P028197B
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Ian Fisk, attached H.M.S. Yarmouth, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

FITTON, Peter Ronald

Corporal
P033189P
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Peter Fitton died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Sgt. Robert Leeming, Cpl. Andy Uren, and Mne. Keith Phillips. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands.

FRANCIS, John

Warrant Officer Class 2
23953947
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 John Francis was the Battery Sergeant Major of 7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery 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.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12852.

FRANCIS, Kenneth David

Lieutenant
N023442U
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Kenneth Francis, BA, RM, died when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were LCpl. Brett Giffin and Mne. Andrew Evans. 
 Extract from the Globe and Laurel 

FRANCIS, Michael James

Colour Sergeant
P021992F.
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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 Islands.
Citation

GANDHI, Pradeep Kumar

Known as: 
Goosey
Sapper
24385786
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sapper Pradeep Gandhi, 59 Commando Sqn., RE, died during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Extract found on a website written by D. Mac,Hertfordshire.

GIFFIN, Brett Patrick

Known as: 
Giff
Lance Corporal
P033537T
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lance Corporal Brett Giffin was killed when his helicopter was shot down in the Falklands. Also killed were Lieut. Kenneth Francis and Mne. Andrew Evans.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel

GILBERT, Barry

Lance Corporal
P040829B
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Barry Gilbert received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on 13 -15 June 1982 in the South Atlantic. He was coxwain of a Rigid Raiding Craft in a special forces raid on the Port Stanley area on the night of the final battle 
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.

GILLON, Roy

Lance Corporal
24435699
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal Roy Gillon received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Falklands War [1].
Recommendation

GOLDSMITH, Leonard John

Marine
P041637T
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Leonard Goldsmith received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic (Falklands War).
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
 

HADDOW, Fraser

Lieutenant
N025804V
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Fraser Haddow, 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. He commanded the Troop consisting of four teams each of four men throughout Operation Corporate. 
 
Sources

HADLOW, David Keith

Sergeant
P032506X
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant David Hadlow received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

HELLBERG, Ivar Jack

Colonel
472558
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Corps of Transport
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Ivar Jack Hellberg, Commanding Officer Commando Logistic Regiment RM, 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 1986 promoted Colonel [3].
  • 17 January 1998 retired [4].

HENDICOTT, Robert Charles

Lieutenant
501606
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Robert Hendicott was the Commander of a Troop attached to the 1st Bn. Welsh Guards during the Falklands War.
He received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst so attached clearing paths through unchartered enemy minefields including during the advance from Bluff Cove to Sapper Hill on the night of 13/14 June 1982.

HODGSON, Peter

Surgeon Lieutenant (D)
CO24973Y
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Died in service
Surgeon Lieutenant Peter Hodgson RN died from exposure during a training exercise with 42 Commando in Norway. He also served with 42 Commando during Operation Corporate in the Falklands [1][2][3].

HODKINSON, Graham

Acting Corporal
P028769S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Corporal Graham Hodkinson, attached H.M.S. Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843 (errata LG 49196, page 16352).
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

HOLROYD-SMITH, Michael John

Brigadier
460614
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
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].

HOLT, Edward Morris

Bombardier
24167965
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Military Medal (MM)
Bombardier Edward Holt was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic.
Citation

HOWARD, Henry Colin Francis

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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 during the Falklands War.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12857; errata in 49196, page 16351.
 

HUNT, Darren

Major Darren Hunt RM
Major
P035637B & N029390X
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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

Known as: 
Kiwi
Sergeant
P030085W
SBS
Royal Marines
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

Major General
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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].
  • 2 March 1992 (Major General) to Retired List [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 49194, page 16123.

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

JACKSON, John Rodney

Bombardier
24130402
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Bombardier John Jackson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic. He was second in command of an Artillery and Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party grouped with a company of 3 Para during the period 5 - 14 June 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12853.

JACQUES, Stephen

Marine Stephen Jacques 42 Commando
Marine
P040796F
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Stephen Jacques, a 'veteran' of the Falklands campaign aged 18, died from exposure during a training exercise in Norway in 1983 [1] [2]

JAMES, Kevin Michael

Sergeant
P025432M
RM Poole
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. received a Mention in Despatches for his service during operations in the South Atlantic [2].
 
Sources

JOHNSTON, Brian Ronald

Acting Colour Sergeant
PO23116X
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Acting Colour Sergeant Brian Johnston died during operations in the Falklands. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal.

JOLLY, Richard Tadeusz

Surgeon Commander
C030174V
Cdo. Log. Regt.
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Surgeon Lieutenant Commander Richard Jolly, acting Surgeon Commander, commanded the Medical Squadron of the Commando Logistic Regiment Royal Marines during Operation Sutton in the South Atlantic May/June 1982. He also had under his operational control two surgical support teams and a parachute clearing troop. Appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [1][2]

JONES, Christopher

Sapper
24484389
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
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. 

KENNEY, Ronald Paul

Known as: 
Ron
Leading Medical Assistant Ron Kenney RN
Leading Medical Assistant (later Commander RN)
40 Cdo. RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Officer of the Order of St John (OStJ)
Ronald Kenney RN passed his Commando course on 18 March 1978 and served as a Leading Medical Assistant with 40 Commando RM during the Falklands War [1].
  • 27 July 1987 commissioned later commanding the Medical Squadron, Commando Logistic Regiment RM [2][3].

LAMB, Peter Ralph

Major (Local Lieutenant Colonel)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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 49134, page 12842.

LEACH, Peter James

Sergeant Peter Leach DSM RM
Sergeant
PO31491S
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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.

LEEMING, Robert Arthur

Sergeant
PO25875E
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Sergeant Robert Leeming died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Cpl. Peter Fitton, Cpl. Andy Uren, and Mne. Keith Phillips. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters. 
 
Sources

LEWIS, William David Paul

Sergeant
P028215X
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant William Lewis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 21 May 1982 against enemy held positions at Fanning Head, near San Carlos, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/209.

LOVE, Michael David

Known as: 
Doc
Corporal
P035079S
846 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Died on active service
Corporal Michael Love, RM, 846 Naval Air Squadron, was killed in a helicopter crash due to a bird strike in the Falklands. 
Citation for the DSM

MACDONALD, Roderick

Major
485776
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Roderick MacDonald, Squadron Commander, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service throughout the Falklands campaign in 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12853.
National Archives file WO373/188/344.

MAHER, John Daniel

Lance Corporal
24462159
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
Mentioned in Despatches
Lance Corporal John Maher received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the Falklands War [1].

MAKEIG-JONES, Robin John

Major
498932
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Robin Makeig-Jones, 29 Commando Regiment, attached as a pilot to 3 Commando Brigade Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches [1] in recognition of his courage in the air, and devotion to duty, on the night of 13/14 June 1982 during the operation to take the Wireless Ridge feature to the North West of Stanley.

MCANDREWS, Stephen Graham

Marine
P035645L
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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
Captain
501653
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
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.

MCINTYRE, Mitchell

Sergeant
P022409Q
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Mitchell McIntyre received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations on the night of 11/12 June 1982 against enemy held positions on Mount Harriet, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/210.
 

MCMAHON, Thomas William

Corporal
P030590A
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Thomas McMahon received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

MCMANNERS, Joseph Hugh

Captain Joseph McManners 29 Commando
Major
495368
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Joseph McManners received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic between 21st May and 15th June 1982 [1].
He was commanding a Naval Gunfire Forward Observation Party of 148 (Meiktila) Commando Battery RA for the duration of Operation Sutton .

MELIA, Michael

Known as: 
Mick
Corporal Michael Melia
Corporal
24196164
59 Ind. Cdo. Sqn. RE
Royal Engineers
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
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

MINORDS, David John

Major
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Major David Minords was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12857.

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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].

NAPIER, John

Sergeant
P032980V
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant John Napier received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic in 1982.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843 (errata LG 49196, page 16352)
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 
Notes

NEAT, Mark Andrew

Marine
P040450H
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Mark Neat, attached H.M.S. Brilliant, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

NIBLETT, Jeffrey Peter

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Captain Jeffrey Niblett, Officer Commanding 'B' Flight, was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallant and distinguished service during operations in the South Atlantic (Operation Corporate, Falklands, 1982). The first ever D.F.C. awarded to a RM pilot.
Citation

NICELY, Michael

Medical Assistant Michael Niceley
Medical Assistant
D162979K
45 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Medical Assistant Michael Nicely RN, attached to 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
Recommendation

NORDASS, Geoffrey

Marine
P038320X
SBS
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Geoffrey Nordass received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/224.
 

NOWAK, Michael John

Known as: 
Blue
Marine
P036098F
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Michael Nowak died during during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

NUNN, Christopher John

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air
Lieutenant Christopher Nunn received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the Air in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980 [1].
  • 1982 Falklands Campaign; 42 Commando RM; Captain; 'M' Company Commander; South Georgia [2].

NUNN, Richard James

Lieutenant Richard James Nunn DFC
Lieutenant
N023329F
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Lieutenant Richard Nunn died during Operation Corporate, Falkland Islands, 1982. He was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for gallant and distinguished service.
Citation

O'CONNOR, David Lloyd

Marine
P037962R
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine David O'Connor received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
 

O'KANE, Eugene Joseph

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Eugene O'Kane, HMS Intrepid, received a Mention in Despatches  in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12842.
Globe and Laurel 40th anniversary edition.
 

PENNEFATHER, David Anthony Somerset

Major General
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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 during the Falklands War [1].
  • (Lt. Colonel) Appointed O.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland [2].

PHILLIPS, Keith

Marine
PO39185R
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Keith Phillips died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Sgt. Robert Leeming,  Cpl. Peter Fitton, and Cpl. Andy Uren. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands. 

PILLAR, Andrew Robert

Lieutenant Colonel
N018853E
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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 in operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1].

PLAYFORD, Roland Frederick

Captain (later Major)
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Roland Playford, 3 Cdo. Bde. HQ and Signal Squadron RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service in operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1]
  • 1 April 1983 promoted Captain [2].

POTTER, Anthony

Private
24491946
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
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

Lieutenant Colonel
N020493P
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
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

Marine
RM 23255
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Gareth Rees died as a result of a traffic accident whilst serving in Naval Party 8901 on the Falkland Islands.

Sources
AFM ROH.
Royal Marines Historical Society website.
 
Notes

RICHARDS, Malcolm Douglas

Warrant Officer Class 2
23942520
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Warrant Officer 2 Malcolm Richards received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic between 25 April - 15 June 1982. He had been appointed a Naval Gunfire Liaison Officer during this period, serving on HMS Plymouth, HMS Alacrity, HMS Avenger, HMS Yarmouth, and HMS Active.
 
Sources

ROBINSON, Adrian Spencer

Warrant Officer Class 2
P019573Y
3 Cdo. Bde. Air Sqn / Helicopter Force
Royal Marines
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.

ROMBERG, Christopher Roy

Captain
505905
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Christopher Romberg received a Mention in Despatches [1] in recognition of his service on the night of 9 June 1982 whilst accompnaying a fighting patrol from 42 Commando RM. He was the Forward Observation Officer of 79 (Kirkee) Commando Battery RA during Operation Sutton [2].

SANDS, Thomas Arthur

Warrant Officer Class 2
P027627C
845 NAS Sqn
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Thomas Sands, 845 Naval Air Squadron, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [1].
  • 19 June 2000 (Warrant Officer Class 2) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources

SECCOMBE, Thomas

Colonel
41 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Seccombe was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978 [1].
  • 1982, Colonel, Military Force Commander, SS Canberra, Falklands Campaign [2].
  • 15 June 1985 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

SHARLAND, Michael Jeremy

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Michael Sharland, HQ Commando Forces RM, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of his service in operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12858.
Globe and Laurel. 

SHERIDAN, James Maurice Guy

Known as: 
Guy
Major (later Honorary Lieutenant Colonel)
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Major James Sheridan, Second in Command of 42 Commando RM, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War. He commanded the Land Forces that repossessed South Georgia.
  • 14 September 1991 to Retired List granted rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Honorary).

SIDDALL, Harry

Corporal
P027128B
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Harry Siddall was awarded the Military Medal for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

SMITH, Jeremy

Corporal
P036299J
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Jeremy Smith was killed in action whilst engaged in operations at Mount Wall, Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The book 'Take that Hill' (Appendix 1), author Major General Nick Vaux CB, DSO, RM.
 

SOUTHBY-TAILYOUR, Simon Ewen

Known as: 
Ewen
Major
NO11804W
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Major Simon Ewen Southby-Tailyour, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM,  was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.

SPARKS, Dennis

Captain
NO23305F
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Dennis Sparks, Quartermaster, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Sources
The book 'Take that Hill' (Appendix IV), author Major General Nick Vaux CB, DSO, RM.

SPENCER, Ian Frank

Corporal
P032324V
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Ian Spencer died during operations against enemy forces dug in on the Falkland Islands mountain ridge known as Two Sisters. 

STEVENSON, Paul Timothy

Lieutenant Colonel
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Major Paul Stevenson was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland 1974/1975 [1].
  • 1982 Divisional HQ; Staff Officer (Operations); Falklands Conflict [2].
  • 24 May 1983 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed Commanding Officer 42 Commando RM [3].

STEWART, David James

Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
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.

STOCKS, William John

Sergeant
P024265U
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant William Stocks received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on the Falkland Islands.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/211.

STONE, Christopher Ralph

Sergeant
P026323M
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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.

STONESTREET, John

Marine
P035576L
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Stonestreet, attached H.M.S. Endurance, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during the operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

STRANGE, Ricky Shaun

Marine
P032274P
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Ricky Strange, HQ 3 Commando Brigade and Signal Squadron RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

SWINHOE, Crispin

Surgeaon Lt. Swinhoe RN
Surgeon Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM

Surgeon Lieutenant Crispin Swinhoe RN served with 3 Commando Brigade RM Tactical HQ during the Falklands War.
 
Sources
Globe and Laurel July/August 1982 edition.

THOMASON, Perry

Marine
P038632D
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Perry Thomason received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12843. 
 

THOMSON, Jonathan James

Lieutenant Colonel (later Brigadier)
45 Cdo. RM
SBS
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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 

UREN, Andrew Bryan

Corporal
PO35194P
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Corporal Andrew Uren died during operations on the Falkland Islands. He was part of a returning patrol from 45 Commando when they were mistaken by British forces for the enemy. He was killed along with Sgt. Robert Leeming, Cpl. Peter Fitton, and Mne. Keith Phillips. This was just before the main assault on Two Sisters, Falkland Islands.

VAN DER HORST, Rupert Cornelius

Brigadier
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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 (Major) (45 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of service in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 52767, page 5

VAUX, Nicholas Francis

Major General
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Vaux, Officer Commanding 42 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his leadership, planning, and distinguished service during operations on the Falkland Islands.
Citation

WARING, Mark Evan

Lieutenant
501715
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Mark Waring received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic between 21 May - 15 June 1982. He was the Gun Position Officer of 8 (Alma) Commando Battery RA throughout Operation Sutton - the landings on the shores of San Carlos Water, at Ajax Bay and Port San Carlos on East Falkland.
 

WASSALL, Joseph Desmond

Known as: 
Des
Joseph Desmond Wassell Royal Marines
Warrant Officer 1
P0204071W
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Sergeant Joseph Desmond Wassall, from Shifnal, Shropshire, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of distinguished service on the Falkland Islands [1+2].

WATKINS, David Alfred

Acting Colour Sergeant
P023317B
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Acting Colour Sergeant David Watkins, HMS Fearless, received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct in recognition of service in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134, page 12844.
Globe and Laurel Falklands 40th anniversary edition.

WATTS, Laurence George

Known as: 
Larry / Lofty
Corporal
P032593N
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Laurence Watts, K Company, died during operations against enemy forces on Mount Harriet, East Falkland Islands.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.
The book 'Take that Hill' (Appendix 1), author Major General Nick Vaux CB, DSO, RM.
Globe and Laurel Sep-Oct 1982 edition.

WHITEHEAD, Andrew Francis

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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

WHITELEY, Christopher Vivian

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Whiteley received shrapnel wounds to both legs whilst engaged in operations on Mount Harriet during the Falklands Campaign.
  • 13 June 1998 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division).
Sources
The book 'Take that Hill' (Appendix 1), author Major General Nick Vaux CB, DSO, RM.

WILLIAMS, Mark Graham

Lieutenant
501719
29 Cdo. Regt.RA
Royal Artillery
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Mark Williams received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic between 21 May - 15 June 1982. He was the Gun Position Officer of 7 (Sphinx) Commando Battery RA throughout Operation Sutton - the landings on the shores of San Carlos Water, at Ajax Bay and Port San Carlos on East Falkland.
 

WILSON, David

Marine
P037820V
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
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

Marine
P040423E
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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 49134 page 12843.

WINTER, Brian

Sergeant
PO27405X
845 NAS Sqn
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Sergeant Brian Winter was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of service within the operations in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Sources
London Gazette 49134, page 12858.
 

WRIGHT, Robert David

Sergeant
P027999Q
RM Poole
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Wright received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service in the South Atlantic during the Falklands War.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.

YOUNG, Everett

Colour Sergeant
P023189T
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
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
Leading Medical Assistant
D153917W
45 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Mentioned in Despatches
Leading Medical Assistant Paul Youngman RN, 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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