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ALLEN, John Duncan

John Duncan Allen 3 Commando
WO1 Regimental Sergeant Major
No 3 Commando
Royal Armoured Corps
George Medal (GM)
Mentioned in Despatches
On the 9th July 1943 the then Sergeant John Duncan Allen was awarded the George Medal in recognition of conspicuous gallantry in carrying out hazardous work in a very brave manner. This was awarded for "saving a life in a rock climbing accident in Gibraltar" [1].

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Kevin Carter was awarded the George Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].

CHARLTON, Thomas Albert

Holding Operational Commando
George Medal (GM)

Private Thomas Albert Charlton served in the Holding Operational Commando (HOC).  Post war he served as a Lieutenant in the Federation of Malaya Police Force.  Police Lieutenant Charlton was awarded the George Medal on the 24th April 1951 for his gallantry whilst serving in the Malay Poli

FALCONAR, Oswald Bernard

Colour Sergeant
PLY/X 1048
40 Cdo. RM
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Colour Sergeant Oswald Falconar was awarded the George Medal for his bravery in rescuing a commando from a burning aircraft at Luqa airfield Malta [1][2]. He had previously served in WW2 as Troop Sergeant Major 45RM Commando [3].

GAGE, Tony

Commando Basic Training Centre
Royal Artillery
George Medal (GM)
Sergeant Tony Gage, GM served on the staff at Achnacarry. Post war member of the Commando Association residing in Vancouver, Canada.
Citation for the George Medal

GROSE, Reginald George

No 3 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
George Medal (GM)
Fusilier Reginald Grose G.M. was reported missing 14 July 1943 during operations in Sicily, later found to be a prisoner of war. 
  • 1939 Police Constable residing at 162 Stanhope Street, Camden.
  • 27 June 1941 awarded the George Medal.

JOBBINS, Paul Anthony

RM Reserve
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Reserve Decoration (RD)
Colonel Paul Jobbins, O.B.E., R.D *., RM Reserves, was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004 [1].

KEERY, William James

Corporal William Keery GM
Corporal (Lance Sergeant)
No 1 Commando
Sherwood Foresters
Metropolitan Police
George Medal (GM)
William James Keery from Derbyshire served in the Sherwood Foresters before the war until 20 October 1936 when he purchased his discharge. He joined the Metropolitan Police on 28 June 1937.

ROBERTS, Richard

Private (later Sergeant)
No 4 Commando
Royal Scots
Royal Scots Fusiliers
George Medal (GM)
Private Richard Roberts,  'C' troop, No 4 Commando, was wounded on 8 June 1944 during operations in Normandy France [1].
1947 (Fusilier) (1st Bn. Royal Scots Fusiliers) awarded the George Medal [2][2a].

RUSSELL, Anthony

Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Sergeant Anthony Russell was awarded the George Medal for bravely volunteering and successfully conducting a winch rescue, in darkness, of a father and son trapped on board a yacht floundering in heavy seas on 7th July 2011.

SCOTT, Thomas Fields

Corporal Tom Scott GM 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
George Medal (GM)
Corporal Thomas Scott served in No.11 Commando 10 troop [1].
Awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on the strength of Force 133 (MEF) Special Operations Executive [2][3].


Ryan Shelley GM
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Marine Ryan Shelley was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1]

WADGE, Eric James

No 3 Commando
Royal Army Medical Corps
George Medal (GM)
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Corporal Eric Wadge was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal [1] for gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe whilst a Medical Orderly in No 3 Commando. 

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