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ARGLES, Edward Varnier

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Edward Argles was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Iraq in 2007.
 
Source
London Gazette 58633, page 3615.
 

BARNWELL, Alan Fitzgerald

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Alan Barnwell received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57100, page 6.
 

BERESFORD, David John

Corporal
P054093B
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal David Beresford was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57100, page 4.
The book 'Target Basra' author Mike Rossiter.
 

BIRRELL, Stuart Martin

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Stuart Birrell received a Mention in Despatches, announced on 14 February 1992, in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [1].
  • 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2].

BROUGHTON, Jack Edward

Major
P051456V
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Jack Broughton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq between 19 March and 19 April 2003 [1].
  • Commissioned, and later on 3 April 2009, promoted Captain [2].
  • May 2013 (Afghanistan) 40 Commando Logistics Company [3].

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, Leonard Anthony

Lieutenant Colonel
N028958A
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Leonard Brown was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field in 2011 [1]
Extract from Royal Navy media release

CECIL, John

CSgt. John Cecil
Colour Sergeant
P043777V
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service

Colour Sergeant John Cecil,  UK Landing Force Command Support Group, died in a helicopter crash.

COPINGER-SYMES, Rory Sandham

Brigadier
N027968X
Royal Marines
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Captain Rory Copinger-Symes receieved the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in rendering humanitarian assistance in Sierra Leone in 1999 [1].

CRAWFORD, Adam Timothy Stephen

Lieutenant Colonel
N029091C
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Major Adam Crawford was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].

CRAWFORD, Wayne William

Sergeant
PO37567Y
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Wayne Crawford received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 52833, page 2579 dated 14 Feb.1992.
 

CULLEN, Andrew Thomas

Marine
P055073L
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Andrew Cullen received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57100, page 6.
The book 'Target Basra' author Michael Rossiter.
 

DANIELS, Timothy Nicholas

Colonel
N028076L
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Colonel Timothy Daniels was awarded the Bronze Star Medal bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Sources
London Gazette 60647, page 19574 published 4 Oct. 2013.
 

DUTTON, James Benjamin

Lieutenant General
N022005F
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Knight of the Order of St John (KStJ)
Legion of Merit (USA)
Lieutenant General Sir James Dutton K.C.B., C.B.E., was awarded the Legion of Merit (Degree of Officer) conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq [1]

EATON, Stephen Graham

Captain
P046993L
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Stephen Eaton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
  • 31 December 2008 ( Act. Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

EATON, Steven Graham

Captain
P046993L
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Steven Eaton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on operations in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003 [1].
  • 31 December 2008 (Acting Warrant Officer 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
  • 16 April 2010 (Lieutenant) promoted Captain [3].

FOSTER, G.R.

Colonel
N028796A
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Colonel Foster was awarded the Bronze Star Medal conferred by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59133, page 12504.
 

FRY, Robert Alan

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Legion of Merit (USA)
  • 1978 (Lieutenant) received Mention In Despatches for distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

GELDER, George Arthur

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Colonel George Gelder received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 6.
 

GRANT, Andrew Douglas

Marine
P048305Q
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Andrew Grant received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.
 
Source
London Gazette 52833, page 2579 dated 14 Feb.1992.
 

GREEN, Patrick Neil

Corporal
P046998S
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Patrick Green received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.
 
Source
London Gazette 52833, page 2579 dated 14 Feb.1992.
 

HAMMOND, Mark Christopher

Major
847 Naval Air Sqn.
Royal Marines
Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Mark Hammond RM, 847 Naval Air Squadron, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19th March to 19th April 2003 [1].

HAW, Christopher Edward

Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Christopher Haw was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
  • 2022 Colonel and Commandant Commando Training Centre, Royal Marines [2].
Source
[1] London Gazette 57100, page 4.

HAWKINS, Lee John

Colour Sergeant
P045707N
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Colour Sergeant Lee Hawkins, M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2004 [1].
  • 2001 appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57588, page 3374.

HILL, Jonathan, P.

Lieutenant Colonel
N029253J
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Major Jonathan Hill was awarded the Bronze Star Medal bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq [1].
  • 30 June 2013 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources

HISCOCK, John Austin

Colour Sergeant
P045571A
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Corporal John Hiscock, Coxwain of Landing Craft November One, was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for his gallant and distinguished service whilst engaged with others from 9 Assault Squadron Royal Marines, on an amphibious patrol which came under small arms and anti tank missile fire on the Az Zubayr River near Umm Qasr, Iraq, on 30 March 2003.

HOLDER, Daniel

Marine
30010145
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Marine Daniel Holder, RM Reserve, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Combat 'V' decoration bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Iraq.

HUGHES, Jon-Paul Hudson

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Jon-Paul Hudson Hughes, 45 Commando RM, received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].
  • 30 June 2006 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette  57100, page 6.

HUSSEY, Stephen John

Colonel
N028488K
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Stephen Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • Acting Lt. Col. Hussey, M.B.E. received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq in 2008 [2].
  • 1 April 2014 promoted Colonel [3].
Sources

HUSSEY, Steven John

Major
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Steven Hussey was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007 [1].
  • 6 March 2009 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st April to 30th September 2008 [2].
Sources

HYLTON, Jason

Marine
P062021D
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Jason Hylton was attached to 539 Assault Squadron RM, and was killed along with others in an attack on a Multi-National Forces boat patrol on the Shatt Al-Arab waterway.

IRVING, Damian Francis

Sergeant
P036523U
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Damian Irving received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.
 
Source
London Gazette 52833, page 2579 dated 14 Feb.1992.
 

ISAACS, Garry John

Warrant Officer Class 2
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Warrant Officer 2 Garry Isaacs received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 

KEELING, Andrew Myles

Major General
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Major General Andrew Myles Keeling C.B.E. was appointed C.B. on 11th June 1994 [1].
  • 13 October 1987(Lieutenant Colonel)(Local Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [2].

KING, David Christopher Michael

Brigadier
N028282A
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Colonel David King was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009 [1].
  • 3 May 2012 promoted Brigadier [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15642.

KNIGHT, James

Captain
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain James Knight RM, attached 1 Prince of Wales's Royal Regiment, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.

KNIGHTS, Terry Robert

Corporal
P051200Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Terry Knights RM, attached  to 38 Engineer Regiment Group, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10413.
Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.

LEE, Oliver Andrew

Colonel
N028525A
45 Cdo. RM
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Oliver Lee, 42 Commando RM, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1][1a].

LLEWELLYN, Gregory

Corporal
P058989B
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Corporal Gregory Llewellyn received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15643.
 

LOVELOCK, Richard Benjamin

Lieutenant Colonel
N023425J
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Lovelock was awarded the Bronze Star Medal bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq.
 
Source
London Gazette 58633, page 3619 (7 March 2008).
 

LYNCH, Paul Patrick

Brigadier
N029201P
40 Cdo. RM
30 Commando IX Group
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Paul Lynch, 40 Commando RM, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
  • 30 June 2011 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel.
  • 2014 - 2016 Commanding Officer 30 Commando Information Exploitation Group, RM.

MADDISON, Christopher Richard

Mne Chris Maddison 3 Commando Bde
Marine
P053354J
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Marine Christopher Maddison, 9 Assault Sqn. RM, died of shrapnel wounds after his landing craft came under fire on a river patrol near Basra last March. An initial investigation by the Royal Military Police blamed his death on an Iraqi ambush, but a Royal Navy board of inquiry concluded that he had been killed by fire from his own side.

MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
Lieutenant General
N028330Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant General Rob Magowan joined the Royal Marines in 1989. After successfully completing his training he assumed several Troop Command roles, including a tour of Northern Ireland [1].
  • 2002 posted 42 Commando as Second in Command, deploying to both Kuwait and Iraq for Operation TELIC 1 [1].

MAROK, Jani

Colonel
N028192Y
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Major Jani Marok received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].

MASON, Jeffrey Sinclair

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey Mason was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
Service
6 Assault Sqdn Royal Marines aboard HMS Intrepid in Mediterranean, 1980-1982 and during Falklands War, 1982;

MCKINNEY, Damian Graydon Dennis

Captain
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Damian McKinney was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 31 December 1986 [1].
  •  1992 (Captain) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 50764, page 5.
[2] London Gazette 52833, page 2579 dated 14 Feb.1992.

O'DONNELL, Ian Mark

Major
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Ian O'Donnell was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 2.
 

PHILLIPS, Mark Christopher

Known as: 
Foggy
Lieutenant Colonel
N029239W
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Major Mark Phillips was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field in 2004 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • Died after a short illness aged 56yrs having retired from the Service [3].
Sources

PLANK, Ian

Corporal
P051163J
SBS
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds
Corporal Ian Plank, a Swimmer Canoeist with the S.B.S.,  was killed by hostile fire during a Coalition operation in Iraq.  [Sources: AFM ROH / MOD / email Jase]
 

PULVERTAFT, Rupert James

Lieutenant Colonel
N028134C
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Acting Colonel Rupert Pulvertaft was awarded the Bronze Star bestowed by the President of the United States of America in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during coalition operations in Iraq [1].
  • 14 June 2014 (Acting  Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division [2].

QARAJOULI, Michal

Marine
P058195F
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Marine Michal Qarajouli received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57100, page 6.
The book 'Target Basra' author Mike Rossiter.
 

REED, Stephen James

Colour Sergeant
P043560C
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Colour Sergeant Stephen Reed received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Iraq in 2004.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3374.
 

ROSS, Gawain

Major
N029238F
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Gawain Ross received The Queen's Commendation for Valua

SALMON, Andrew

Major General
N025777X
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Acting Colonel Andrew Salmon received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of distinguished service during Operation Palliser in Sierra Leone in 2000 [1][1a].
  • 31 December 2003 (Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

SAMUELSON, Michael John

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Michael Samuelson received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey.
 
Source
London Gazette 52833, page 2579 dated 14 Feb.1992.
 

STEARNS, Rupert Paul

Brigadier
N025868Q
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service

Brigadier Rupert Stearns received the Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq in 2009.

STOREY, Robert John

Corporal
P050361T
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Robert Storey received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57100, page 6.
The book 'Target Basra' author Michael Rossiter.
 

TANNER, Michael John

Major
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Michael Tanner received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of  gallant and distinguished services in Iraq in 2005.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57936, page 4195.
 

TAYLOR, William John

Lieutenant Colonel
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Cdo. Log. Regt.
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain William Taylor received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland, announced 27 October 1992 [1].

TELFORD, Ross

Colour Sergeant
P045594J
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Ross Telford received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April 2001 to 30th September 2001 [1].

THOMAS, Gareth

Marine
P059345A
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Marine Gareth Thomas was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57100, page 4.
The book 'Target Basra' author Michael Rossiter.
 

THOMAS, Justin Royston

Justin Thomas CGC
Marine
P055390C
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Marine  Justin Thomas was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq on 30 March 2003. 
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57100, page 4.
[Image] M.O.D.
 

THOMPSON, John Thomas

Corporal John Thompson 42 Commando
Corporal
P055927F
42 Cdo. RM
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Thompson, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1][1a].

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 

TOMLINSON, Matthew Robert

Warrant Officer Class 2
P049020H
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Military Cross (MC)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson RM was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Iraq during an attachment to the 3rd Light Armoured Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, United States Marine Corps, in 2005.

TWIST, Martin Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel
N029045M
Royal Marines
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Major Martin Twist was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, bestowed by the President of the United States of America, in recognition of meritorious, gallant and distinguished services during coalition operations in Afghanistan and

TWYCROSS, James

Corporal
P051445M
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal James Twycross received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57100, page 6.
The book 'Target Basra' author Michael Rossiter.

TYERS, Lee

Marine
P062749X
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Lee Tyers received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq.
 
Source
London Gazette 59182, page 15643.

VAN DER HORST, Richard Evert

Lieutenant Colonel
N028003Q
SBS
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Died in service
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Evert van der Horst OBE, Officer Commanding the Special Boat Service, died on the 14th March 2005 after a diving accident on the 7th March during an amphibious exercise off Norway.
Service
  • 1984 joined the Royal Marines as a university cadet entrant and passed out in 1988 with the Sword of Honour.

WATTS, Peter Raymond

Corporal
P046870J
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Corporal Peter Watts was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57100, page 4.
The book 'Target Basra' author Mike Rossiter.
 

WRAY, Adrian David

Brigadier
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Colonel Adran Wray received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [1].
  • 18 January 1988 to 16 November 1990 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM [2].
  • 1995/6 (Brigadier) Chief of Staff, HQ Royal Marines [3].

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