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ARGLES, Edward Varnier

Lieutenant
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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 services 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
3 Cdo. Bde. 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.

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
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
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].

CECIL, John

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

CRAWFORD, Wayne William

Sergeant
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
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.
 

DANIELS, Timothy Nicholas

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

DUTTON, James Benjamin

Lieutenant General
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Bronze Star (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
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
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
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
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.
 

HAW, Christopher Edward

Captain
Royal Marines
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.
 
Source
London Gazette 57100, page 4.
 

HILL, Jonathan, P.

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

HISCOCK, John Austin

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Corporal John Hiscock was awarded The Queen's Gallantry Medal for gallant and distinguished service whilst on operations in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003.

HOLDER, Daniel

Marine
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Bronze Star (USA)
Marine Daniel Holder, RM Reserve, was awarded the Bronze Star 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.

HUSSEY, Stephen John

Colonel
Royal Marines
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
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
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
Royal Marines
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
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
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
Royal Marines
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
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
45 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 received The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Iraq during the period 19 March to 19 April 2003 [1].

LLEWELLYN, Gregory

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

LYNCH, Paul Patrick

Brigadier
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Paul Lynch 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, Royal Marines
  • 18 March 2020 promoted Brigadier.

MADDISON, Christopher Richard

Mne Chris Maddison 3 Commando Bde
Marine
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
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
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
CTCRM
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Bronze Star (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
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
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

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
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
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]
 

REED, Stephen James

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
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

ROWE, Vivian Noel

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Vivian Rowe received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service within the operations in Northern Iraq and Southern Turkey [1].

SALMON, Andrew

Major General
Royal Marines
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 (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
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
Royal Marines
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
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Robert Storey 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.

TANNER, Michael John

Major
Royal Marines
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 reco

TELFORD, Ross

Colour Sergeant
Royal Marines
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, Justin Royston

Justin Thomas CGC
Marine
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
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine John Thompson 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].
 

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
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
Military Cross (MC)

Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 [1].

Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 [2].

TWIST, Martin Thomas

Lieutenant Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Bronze Star (USA)
Major Martin Twist was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, conferred 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
Royal Marines
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.

TYERS, Lee

Marine
Royal Marines
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
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 in a diving accident during an amphibious exercise off Norway on March 7 2005; he died on March 14. 
  • 1984 joined the Royal Marines as a university cadet entrant and passed out in 1988 with the Sword of Honour *.

WRAY, Adrian David

Brigadier
Royal Marines
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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