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ABBOTT, Leslie William

No 1 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Sergeant Leslie Abbott served in No.1 Commando. Post war he was commissioned and was serving in 5 Regiment, Royal Artillery in the 1970's [1][1a].
  • 15 June 1974 (Captain QM) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

ADAMS, Alan Maclean

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines and Regular Army
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Corporal Alan Adams received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland [1].
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)(rank Warrant Officer Class 1) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  2004/5 [2].

ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
44RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Silver Star (USA)
7 January 1949 Captain Dennis Aldridge, who had served during the war with 44RM Commando [1], was appointed MBE (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services with 40 Commando RM in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [2]

ALLAN, Brian Gavin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Sergeant Brian Allan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003.
 
Source
London Gazette 57269, page 5129.
 

ARGLES, Edward Varnier

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.
 

ASH, Martin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Colour Sergeant Martin Ash was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in 2014.
 
Sources
London Gazette 60728, page N5 (New Years Honours).
 

ASHENDEN, Steven

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Marine Steven Ashenden was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001.
 
Sources
London Gazette 56373, page 12745.
 

ASHLEY, Scott

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Major Scott Ashley was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2014 [1].
  • 1 October 2014 promoted Major [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 60895, page B6 (H.M. Birthday Honours).
[2] London Gazette 61031, page 20825.
 

ASPDEN, Jack

No 9 Commando
Royal Artillery & Loyal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Bombardier Jack Aspden was one of the Commando contingent on board ML 267 for the raid at St. Nazaire. The launch was hit by enemy fire and sank. Eight of the 11 Commandos, and all bar 5 of the RN crew,  on board were killed [1a]. Jack Aspden was taken prisoner of war and transported to Stalag 344 Lamsdorf, Poland [2].

AUSTEN, Alexander Fred

Brigade Signals
Royal Corps of Signals
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Company Quartermaster Sergeant Alexander Austen, 1st Special Service Brigade Signal Troop, was awarded the British Empire Medal in recognition of his exemplary service [1].
Recommendation including Record of Service
1929 enlisted in the Royal Corps of Signals.

BAINBRIDGE, Stephen Paul

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Colour Sergeant Stephen Bainbridge was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1st October 2003 and 31st March 2004.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57402, page 11252.
 

BAIZLEY, Michael John

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Michael Baizley was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division),  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period

BANKS, Mike

Mike Banks (Borg-Banks) Royal Marines
3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Michael Edward Borg Banks served on HMS Malaya in 1942 and HMS Valiant in 1943/44 before joining 3 Commando Brigade and 42RM Commando in Burma [1][2a].

BARLOW, Jack

No 2 Commando
Royal Fusiliers
Metropolitan Police
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Colonial Police Medal
Lance Corporal Jack Barlow served in 6 troop and also in the Intel Section of No.2 Commando. He was one of the Metropolitan Police Intakes to the Commandos. In 1939 he was a Police Constable residing at the Police Section House, Arlington Road, Camden London [Source: The 1939 Register for Camden].
The following is from his daughter Jennie Barlow. 

BARRON, Robert James

Robert Barron 2 Commando and SOE
Robbie Barron 2 Commando and SOE
No 2 Commando
London Scottish The Gordon Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Barron, 1 troop, was one of the Commando contingent who participated in the St. Nazaire raid on ML 446. Evacuated back to the UK [1]
 
General Service [3].
  • May 1935 T.A. 1st Bn. London Scottish.
  • Sept. 1939 embodied 1st Bn. London Scottish.

BEADLE, Jeffrey Charles

40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Temporary Lieutenant Jeffrey Charles Beadle was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and outstanding determination whilst serving in Commando operations in the Adriatic, June, 1944, specifically the attack on Brac Island [more....] [1].

BEADON, Colin John Alexander

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Colin Beadon was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distingushed services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1994 [1]
  • 1994 promoted Major [2].
  • 2 June 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) to retired list [3].
Sources

BETTERIDGE, Michael John

SBS
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
Corporal Michael Betteridge was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field, dated 20th June 1994 [1].
  • 30 December 2000 (Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 54212, page 15370.

BILLINGE, Horace Raymond

RM Engineer Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Harry Billinge from St Austell, Cornwall, was awarded the M.B.E. (Civil Division) on 28 December 2019 for services to Charitable Fundraising.

Source
London Gazette Notice 3455087.
 

BLAIR, David Arthur

Captain David Blair 11 Commando © NMS/2012 courtesy of National Museum Scotland
No 11 Commando
Seaforth Highlanders
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain David Blair was the O.C. No. 11 Commando 6 troop. 
 
  • Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 7th April 1944 [1].
Recommendation

BONNER, John William

Captain John Bonner 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain John Bonner was in the first batch of reinforcements joining 48RM Commando on the 9th June 1944. He was posted to 'A' Troop, later joining the HQ Troop, before finally becoming the Administration Officer of the Commando [1]. In June 1945 he was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
 

BOTHAM, Grenville

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Warrant Officer 2 Grenville Botham was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on the 19 June 2000 [1].
  • 25 April 2006 (Warrant Officer 1) awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [2].
  • 1996 (Sergeant) Zulu Company 45 Commando RM [3].
  • 2007 RSM at the Commando Training Centre RM [4].

BOWRA, Mark Andrew

SBS
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Captain Mark Bowra received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the former Yugoslavia during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].

BREAM, George Leonard

Captain Leonard George Bream
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

George Leonard Bream, or 'Percy', as he was known in the Corps, was born on June 1st 1919 in the hamlet of Buckworth, Huntingdonshire. He was the middle son of a a family of six, his father being a farm labourer. After leaving school with a basic education he moved to his eldest sister's home in Luton where he at first worked as a market trader, and then in a gent's outfitters.

BROWN, Alfred George

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Alfred Brown was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 1960 [1].
Service [2].
1937 enlisted Royal Marines.
Served aboard HMS Curlew, HMS Argus, and HMS Penelope.
1941 promoted Corporal at Eastney and a Military Training Instructor.

BYRNE, Patrick Joseph

No 4 Commando
Irish Guards
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Medal (MM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Patrick Byrne, a veteran of the Dieppe raid, was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in NW Europe [1].
Recommendation

CARR, Richard Philip

No 11 Commando
Royal Artillery
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Richard Carr, 1 troop, was attached to the Commandos from the Royal Artillery. He was taken prisoner of war early in 1942 and, despite several escape attempts, remained in captivity for the remainder of the war. POW Camps Oflag 5 and Oflag 79.

CARTER, Kevin Charles

Royal Marines
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 in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan. [1].

CHEESEMAN, Daniel James Edward

Major Daniel Cheeseman
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Daniel Cheeseman, 40 Commando RM, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [1].
  • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 2012 Chief of Staff, HQ 3 Commando Brigade RM [3].

CHEESEMAN, Kevin John

45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Class 2 Kevin Cheeseman was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2008 to 31st March 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 59182, page 15639.
 

CHICKEN, Simon Timothy

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Simon Chicken was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].
  • 2001 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 45 Commando Group [2].

CLIFFORD, Richard

Captain Richard Cormac Clifford
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct
Lieutenant Richard Clifford received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct.
Citation
"On the morning of 18th May 1972, a team of Service personnel was sent to deal with a bomb threat in the Queen Elizabeth II which at that time was in mid-Atlantic on her way to Europe.

COLE, Adrian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Sergeant Adrian Cole was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on the 30th December 2000.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 56070, page 5.
 

CONWAY, Eric Ashley

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Eric Ashley Conway was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 30 December 2006 [1].
  • Capt. E. A. Conway MBE, (P040125G), to Emergency List for a period of 4 years on completion of Initial Commission 11th Nov. 2012 [2].
Sources

COOK, Paul

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Paul Cook received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

CORBIDGE, Stephen John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Stephen Corbidge was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2003 [1].
  • 30 June 2007 (Major) (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
  • 12 May 2014 to Retired List [3].
 Sources
[1] London Gazette 57155, page S5.

COTTON, Steven

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Major Steven Cotton received the Queen's Commendation for Valua

CUNDY, Robert Graham

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Bravery
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Lieutenant Robert Cundy received the Queen's Commendation for B

CURTIS, Daniel Gad

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Daniel Curtis received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan between 1st April to 30th September 2007 [1].
  • 30 December 2017 (Colour Sergeant) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources

DAVIES, Ian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Acting Band Colour Sergeant Ian Davies was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2005.
 
Sources
London Gazette 57855, page N4.

DAVIES, Michael Alfred William

No 9 Commando
Northamptonshire Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Michael Davies, Adjutant of No. 9 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for his outstanding leadership and personal gallantry during the fierce fighting that took place in the Wadis at the Anzio beachhead on the 19th March 1944 [1][2].
Recommendation
Ref Map-Italy 1/25,000 sheet 158 IV SE. 

DAVIS, Edward Grant Martin

3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Brigadier Edward Davis, O.B.E., Commander 3 Commando Brigade RM [1][1A], was appointed C.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2011 to 30th September 2011 [2].
  • 28 November 2011 promoted Major General [3].

DAWE, Barry

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Class 1 Barry Dawe was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2009.

DE JONGHE, Arthur Jules Charles Baudoin

Arthur de Jonghe 10 Commando
Arthur de Jonghe
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
No 10 Commando
General List
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Bronze Star (USA)
Temporary Captain Vicomte Arthur de Jonghe, a French speaking Belgian national, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire on 28 March 1942. He was a Liaison Officer embarked on board motor launch ML446 and was evacuated back to the UK after the operation [1]
  • Captain De Jonghe is listed in the Personnel Files of the S.O.E [2].

DE LA TORRE, Luis Eric Rupert

Luis Eric de la Torre 3 Commando
No 3 Commando
Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Corporal Eric de la Torre took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. Embarked on motor launch ML262, taken prisoner after the raid, and transported to Stalag 344 at Lamsdorf, Poland [1][2].
  • Post war honorary Secretary of the St. Nazaire Society for many years [2]

DENT, Brian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer 2 Brian Dent was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  28 December 2019.
 

DICKASON, Samuel Edgar

No 3 Commando
No 8 Commando
East Surrey Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Company Sergeant Major Samuel Dickason served in No. 8 and No.3 Commando [1].
  • 13 June 1970 appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) whilst Chief Office Clerk, House of Commons Library [2].
Sources
[1] Commando Association newsletters 83, 87, 108.

DOAK, Samuel George

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Warrant Officer Class 1 Samuel Doak was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 62382, page 14481.
 

DONNELLY, Terence Alfred

No 3 Commando
1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
Royal Norfolk Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Captain Terence Donnelly, General Staff Officer (GSO 111) 1st Special Service/Commando Brigade HQ [1], was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during the allied crossing of the River Rhine to capture Wesel.

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
RM Reserve
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Acting Major Henry Dowlen, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in the field during the period 1 January to 30 September 2015 [1].
  • Surg. Lt. H. T. B. Dowlen, was initially Commissioned on 1 July 2002 and appointed to the Trained Strength of the Royal Navy Medical Branch on 18th February 2008 [2].

DRYSDALE, Douglas Burns

41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Silver Star (USA)
Acting Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Drysdale assumed command of 44RM Commando on the 23rd April 1945. Formerly the Brigade Major he replaced Lt. Colonel Stockley who had been appointed to a position within Brigade HQ.*

DWYER, Ruairi

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Ruairi Dwyer was appointed M.B.E.(Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field [1].
  • 2015 (Colour Sergeant) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [2].
Sources

EATON, Stephen Graham

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

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].

EURIDGE, Richard Ernest

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Richard Euridge was commissioned and appointed to the Trained Strength 3 March 1980 [1].
  • 31 December 1987 (Lieutenant)  apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

EVERRITT, Richard

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Richard Everritt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2003 [1].
  • 6 July 2004 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2]
Sources
[1] London Gazette 57155, page S5.
[2] London Gazette 57345, page 8388.
 

EWEN, Robert John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Robert Ewen received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1983 to 30th September 1983 [1].
  • 31 December 2009 (Warrant Officer Class 1) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
Sources

FAWCETT, Denis

41RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Troop Sergeant Major Denis Fawcett served in 'Y' Troop.  A member of the Commando Association post war he organised many of his commando's reunions and in 1990 was appointed MBE (Civil Division) for services to 41Royal Marine Commando.
 
Sources
Commando Association newsletter 91 issued August 1990.

FORD, Dennis

No 7 Commando
Black Watch
King's Own Royal Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Dennis Ford was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 9 March 1940 [1]. He served with No.7 Commando and later in the Far East [2][3][4]
  • November 1946 announcement of his award of the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service whilst engaged in Special Operations in South East Asia [3].

FREEMAN, John Haughton

Major John Freeman SAUDF
48RM Commando
South African United Defence Force
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Freeman, S.A.U.D.F. was attached to 48RM Commando HQ during the Normany invasion [1]. He received a Mention in Despatches for good services while operating with the Army in NW Europe [2].
October 1944 Holding Operational Commando [3].
12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [4].

FUSSELL, Peter Lincoln

Peter Fussell 1 Special Service Brigade
No 4 Commando
Royal Army Service Corps
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Private Peter Fussell served in No 4 Commando, 'F' troop, and took part in operations at Dieppe on 19 August 1942. Later that year he moved to 1 Special Service Brigade HQ (Clerks) [1] and [2].
 
Post war he was commissioned and retired as a Major in the R.A.O.C. 
 

GARDNER, Anthony John

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lance Corporal Anthony Gardner was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the former Republic of Yugoslavia during the period 1st June to 20th December 1995.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 54393, page 6546.
 

GARDNER, James Willis

No 1 Commando
Hampshire Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches

Temporary Captain Gardner received a Mention In Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in North Africa. During his 2 years of service in the Far East he served as Adminstration Officer for No.1 Commando, and as Acting Major in 3 Commando Brigade HQ in the role of Quartermaster General. He was appointed M.B.E.

GELLENDER, Paul Scott

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Major Paul Gellender was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 13 June 2009.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59090, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
 

GIBBON, John Douglas

46RM Commando
Border Regiment
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Gibbon was attached to 46RM Commando 'B' troop . He was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe [1]. 
Recommendation

GILCHRIST, Greig Ian

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
Sergeant Greig Gilchrist was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  for gallant and distinguished services at sea between December 1996 and April 1997 [1].

GINN, Robert Nigel

Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Acting Major Robert Ginn was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2010.
 
Sources
London Gazette 59647, page N4 (New Years Honours).
 

GODKIN, Noel Herbert

Captain Noel Godkin 48RM Commando
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Killed in action or died of wounds
Captain Noel Godkin, the administration officer [1], died during operations at Walcheren, Holland [2]. He was appointed MBE (Military Division) for distinguished service during the landing of Allied Forces in Normandy [3].
 
Sources

GRANT, Leslie Ronald

Captain Leslie Grant 48 Commando
48RM Commando
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Leslie Ronald Grant, Signal Section [1], received a Mention in Despatches for distinguished service during offensive operations with the Allied Armies over a period from November, 1944, to January, 1945 [2].
  • 12 February 1946 apppointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3]
Sources

GRANT, Roland Stephen

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Lieutenant Roland Grant was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1978.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 47643, page 11153.
 

GRIFFITHS, Nicholas Alan

Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Major Nicholas Griffiths was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 12 June 2010.
  • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel.
Sources
London Gazette 59446, page 4.
London Gazette 59860, page 14180.

    HAAS, Francis

    1 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
    17 US Airborne Division
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Lieutenant Haas, United States 17 Airborne Division attached to HQ 1st Commando Brigade, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallantry during the Rhine crossing at Wesel.
    Citation

    HALFORD, Patrick

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Patrick Halford was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the field.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 62283, page 8432 dated 11 May 2018.
     

    HALL, Christopher Mark Ian

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Christopher Hall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the during the period 1st October 2004 to 31st March 2005.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 57751, page 11643.
     

    HALL, Norman

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Norman Hall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 58557, page 5.
     

    HALLIDAY, Francis Andrew Tollemache

    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Francis Halliday was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for his role as senior Rifle Troop Commander during operations over a period of eighteen months in Cyprus.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 40960, page 6 & erratum in LG 40969, page 151.
    National Archives file WO373/126/16.
     

    HALSTED, Benjamin Erik

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Benjamin Halsted was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 13 June 2009 [1].
    • 30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 59090, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
    [2] London Gazette 61313, page 14352.
     

    HANNAH, Kenneth William

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    British Empire Medal (BEM)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Colour Sergeant Kenneth Hannah was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].

    HANSON, Sven Christopher

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Sven Hanson was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2008.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 58999, page 4081.
     

    HARDIE, Mark John

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Mark Hardie was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2010.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 59647, page N4 (New Years Honours).
     

    HARRIS, Carl Christian

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Carl Harris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2007.
    • 26 August 2019 (Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Colonel [3].
    Sources
    London Gazette 58557, page 5.
    London Gazette 62803, page 18913.
     

    HARRIS, Tristan

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Bronze Star (USA)
    Major Tristan Harris 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].
    • 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].

    HEATLY, Robert Johnston

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain (now Local Major) Robert Heatly was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 53298, page 8189.
     

    HENRIQUES, Robert David Quixano

    Special Service Brigade
    No 12 Commando
    Royal Artillery
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Territorial Decoration (TD)
    Silver Star (USA)
    Bronze Star (USA)
    Major Robert Henriques was the Brigade Major of the Special Service Brigade throughout the operation at Vaagso in Norway on 27 December 1941 [1].
    • Former Troop Leader of 'E' troop No. 12 Commando [1a].
    • 2 June 1943 (Captain)(Temporary Major)(Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

    HICKIN, Gordon

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer 2 Gordon Hickin was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 59808, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
     

    HILL, Matthew Robert

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Sergeant Matthew Hill was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 59808, page B5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.)
     

    HOLDEN, Stephen Paul

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Colour Sergeant Stephen Holden received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1996 [1].

    HOWARD, Henry Colin Francis

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

    HUMPHRIES, Mark James

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Colour Sergeant Mark Humphries was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 30 December 2006 [1].
    • Lt. M. J. Humphries MBE, (P047601L), to Emergency List for a period of 4 years on completion of Initial Commission 12th Aug. 2011 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58196, page N4.

    HUNT, Darren

    Major Darren Hunt RM
    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, Wayne

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Sergeant Wayne Hunt was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Field during the period 1st April to 30th September 2003 [1].
     

    HUSSEY, Stephen John

    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

    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

    JONES, John Stuart

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Class 2 John Jones was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2010.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 59647, page N5 (New Years Honours).
     

    KIRKLAND, Robert

    3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Temporary Chaplain The Reverend Robert Kirkland, 3 Commando Brigade HQ, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Divsion) in June 1945.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 37119, page 2941.
    3 Cdo Bde Jungle Book issue 9.
     

    KNIGHT, Shane Lee

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Acting Colour Sergeant Shane Knight was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 30 December 2006.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 58196, page N4.
     

    LAMBERT-GORWYN, Martin

    29 Cdo. Regt.RA
    Royal Artillery
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Martin Lambert-Gorwyn, 29 Commando Regiment RA,  was commisioned Second Lieutenant 7 April 1992 with seniority 7 April 1988; To be Lieutenant 7 April 1992 with seniority 7 April 1990 [1].
    • 7 April 1994 promoted Captain [2].
    • 3 September 2004 (Major) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [3].

    LANCASTER, Leslie

    No 5 Commando
    Royal Artillery
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Leslie Lancaster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Burma [1].
    • 15 March 1944 wounded Burma [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 37595, page 2732 dated 6 June 1946.

    LANGDALE, Andrew John

    Andy Langdale RM
    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Acting Warrant Officer Class 1 Andrew Langdale was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2011. 
    Service
    Served 08/03/1982 to 05/08/2011
    40 Cdo RM ( Op Banner and UNFICYP)

    LASH, John Noel de Warrenne

    No 3 Commando
    South Staffordshire Regiment
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain John Lash, No. 3 Commando, was commissioned into the South Staffordshire Regiment on 22 October 1939 [1]. After volunteering, he joined No. 3 Commando and took part in the invasion of Sicily.

    LAWTON, Peter

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Peter Lawton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division), on 31 December 1996 [1].
     
    Acting Major Peter Lawton M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008 [2].
     
    Sources

    LEE, Oliver Andrew

    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].

    LETCHFORD, Andrew Campbell

    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Lieutenant Andrew Letchford was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division),  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 1st to 15th February 1

    LINZEL, Jan

    Jan Linzell 10 Commando
    No 10 Commando
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Jan Linzel was was awarded the M.B.E. (Military Division) in 1946. He had been a member of 2 (Dutch) Troop of No.10 Inter Allied Commando from its formation in 1942 and took command in 1943 until the Troop was disbanded in August 1945.
     
    Sources

    LITSTER, Alan

    Fleet Protection Group RM
    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Lieutenant (Local Captain) Alan Litster was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1996 to 31st March 1997 [1].

    LIVINGSTONE, Alan James

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Lieutenant Alan Livingstone received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1994 to 31st March 1995 [1].

    LIVINGSTONE, Scott

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Lieutenant Scott Livingstone received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished servic in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [1].

    LONG, Michael

    Michael Long MBE MC 9 Commando
    No 9 Commando
    Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Temporary Captain Michael Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations to cross the Garigliano river on the night of 29/30 December 1943. This was known as Operation Partridge [1][2].
    Recommendation
    "West of Garigliano River on the night of 29/30 Dec.'43.

    MADDISON, John David

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major John Maddison was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 2008 [1].
    • 30 June 2012 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58929, page 5.
    [2] London Gazette 60231, page 15164.
     

    MAGOWAN, Robert Andrew

    Brigadier Robert Magowan RM
    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].

    MARTIN, Ian Campbell

    Lieutenant Ian Martin 45 Commando
    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Lieutenant Ian Martin, a Troop Commander in 'Z' Company, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate, during the period 13 April to 15 October 1964 [1][1a].
    Recommendation

    MARTIN, James Edward

    Major James Martin No 3 Commando
    No 3 Commando
    Pioneer Corps
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
     James Edward 'Slinger' Martin Martin served as the Administrative Officer for No 3 Commando.  A veteran of the First World War serving as a Trooper with the 9th Lancers, and later post war with the 16th Lancers, attaining the rank of RSM.
     

    MASON, Alexander Malcolm

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Lieutenant Alexander Mason received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in the period 1st May 1976 to 31st July 1976 [1].
    • 1978 (Captain) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st August 1978 to 31st October 1978 [2].

    MASON, David Paul

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Regimental Sergeant Major David Mason was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) December 2020 New Years Honours.

    Sources

    London Gazette 63218, page N6.

    MCDOUGALL, Ian

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Bravery
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Sergeant Ian McDougall received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services at sea during the period 11th to 25th May 2007 [1].

    MCGILL, Alistair Iain

    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
    Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
    Warrant Officer 2 Alistair McGill was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 2004 [1].
    • 2007 (RSM) 45 Commando Group [2].
    • 31 December 2010 (Warrant Officer Class 1)  appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [3].

    MCKINNEY, Damian Graydon Dennis

    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.

    MCMURRAY, Francis Stuart William

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Sergeant Francis McMurray was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013 [1].
    • 8 January 2018 commissioned Lieutenant and appointed to the Trained Strength 22 March 2018 [2].

    MELBOURNE, Steven

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Acting Major Steven Melbourne was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 15 June 2013.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 60534, page B5.
     

    MENDAY, Ronald Philip

    Captain Ronald Menday 4 Commando
    Ronald Philip Menday
    No 4 Commando
    Highland Light Infantry
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Major Ronald Menday was second in command of No.4 Commando at Normandy on 'D' Day. Took command for a short period after Lt. Col. Dawson [more...] was wounded [1]
    • Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 1940 [2].

    MITCHELL, Ronald England

    Ronnie Mitchell 2 Commando
    Captain Ronald Mitchell MBE 2 Commando
    No 2 Commando
    Hertfordshire Regiment
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Territorial Decoration (TD)
    Major Ronald Mitchell, No 2 Commando HQ, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Italy during operations at Lake Comacchio [1].
    • 16 February 1951 awarded the Territorial Efficiency Decoration [2].
    Sources

    MORGAN, Huw Lloyd

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Huw Morgan was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
     
    30 June 2014 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
     
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 60283, page 18623 published 28 September 2012.

    MORRIS, Richard Charles

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Richard Morris was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 April 2013 to 30 Sept. 2013 [1].
    • 30 June 2015 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Source
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 60813, page 5835.

    MURRAY, Alexander Bruce

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Bravery
    Lieutenant Alexander Murray received the Queen's Commandation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st April to 30th September 1995 [1].
    • 31 December 2008 (Major)(Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

    NORRIS, Paul Andrew

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Queen's Commendation for Bravery
    Sergeant Paul Norris received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery in recognition of gallant and distinguished service at sea during the period 11 to 25 May 2007 [1].
    • 25 July 2008 (Sergeant) awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2007 to 31 March 2008 [2].

    NOWELL, Andrew David

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Andrew Nowell M.B.E., received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in recognition of gallant and distinguished services as part of the UK contribution to the International Force for East Timor and for services at sea during the period 1 October 2000 to 31 March 2001 [1].

    O'DONNELL, Ian Mark

    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.
     

    O'HERLIHY, Simon

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Acting Lieutenant Colonel Simon O'Herlihy was appointed M.B.E., (Military Division), in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011 [1].
    • 30 June 2011 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Source

    PHILLIPS, Mark Christopher

    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

    PORTER, Matthew Edward

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Matthew Porter was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  31 December 1999 [1].
    • 29 December 2007 (Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    • 29 December 2012 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
    • 21 July 2014 promoted Brigadier [4].

    PRITCHARD, Lloyd Benjamin

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Lloyd Pritchard was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the field in 2016 [1].
    • 30 June 2018 promoted from Acting Lieutenant Colonel to Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 61908, page 8514.

    PURJA, Nirmal

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Marine Nirmal Purja was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on the 9th June 2018.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 62310, page B6. Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List.
     

    PURSER, Lloyd John

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Class 2 Lloyd Purser  was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 14 June 2003 [1].
    • 9 June 2018 (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 56963, page 5. Her Majesty’s Birthday Honours List.

    RADFORD, Barry Philip William

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Captain Barry Radford was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 13 June 1981 [1].
    • 1991 (Major) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1991 [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 48639, page 5 (Her Majesty's Birthday Honours).

    RAND, Mark

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Mark Rand was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 16 June 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 58358, page B4.
     

    REARDEN, Richard Joseph

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel) Richard Rearden was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 31 December 2011 [1].
    • 26 July 2012 (Major) to Retired List [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 60009, page N5.
    [2] London Gazette 60255, page 16942.
     

    REDMAN, Joseph

    RSM Joseph Redman 1 Commando
    No 1 Commando
    Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Regiment
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Warrant Officer Class 1 Joseph Redman was appointed M.B. E. (Military Division) in the King's birthday honours list of June 1946 [1].  
    • 23 September 1943 (Warrant Officer 2, R.Q.M.S.) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2]. 

    REED, Neville

    No 1 Commando
    SAS
    3rd Carabiniers Prince of Wales's Dragoon Guards
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Lance Sergeant Neville Reed served in No 1 Commando.
    • Post war he was RSM of 22 Special Air Service Regiment in Malaya. [1] 
    • 28th May 1957 it was announced that he had received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished services with 22 SAS in Malaya for the period 1st July to 31st December, 1956. [2] 

    REEVES, Martin Charles

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Martin Reeves, HQ Squadron, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10410.
    Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.

    REID, William George

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Colour Sergeant William Reid was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 57070, page 12063 published 30 September 2003.
     

    RICHARDS, John

    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Major John Richards, Second in Command of 45 Commando RM, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) for gallant and distinguished service in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

    RIGDEN, Ralph Thomas Frederick

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Ralph Rigden was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 31 December 1976 [1].
    • 7 September 1979 promoted Major [2].
    • 29 July 1981 to Retired List [3].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 47102, page 5.
    [2] London Gazette 47996, page 13890. 

    ROBINSON, Douglas Arthur

    No 6 Commando
    Royal Artillery
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Douglas Arthur Robinson was awarded the Military Cross [1], in recognition of gallant and distinguished services on 26 February 1943 at Fedi Et Attia, Tunisia [2], i

    ROBSON, Charles Edward

    Charles Robson 5 Commando
    No 5 Commando
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Private Charles Robson, No 5 Commando, and post war a member of the original Commando Association, was appointed M.B.E. (Civil Division) in the 2004 New Years Honours List for services to the community in Southwark [1].

    ROBSON, William

    40 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Lieutenant (Quartermaster) William Robson, 40 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Malaya in 1951[1].
    • 2nd January 1956 (Captain)(Quartermaster) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources

    ROSE, John Gordon

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major John Rose was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1992 [1].
    • 31 December 2008 (Major General) appointed C.B. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 53086, page 17975.

    ROSS, Gawain

    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

    ROUGHSEDGE, Mark

    3 Cdo. Bde. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Marine Mark Roughsedge, HQ Squadron 3 Commando Brigade RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the

    RYALL, Thomas Armstrong Scott

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Thomas Ryall was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1 October 2013 to 30 June 2014 [1].
    • 30 June 2018 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette Supp. 6155, page 3470.

    SALZANO, Gerard Mark

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Major Gerard Salzano was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in June 2000 [1]
     
    Following promotion he also received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service twice:
    • in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2001 to 31st March 2002 [2].

    SANDS, Thomas Arthur

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Sergeant Thomas Sands received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of service during operations in the South Atlantic [1].
    • 19 June 2000 (Warrant Officer Class 2) appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 49134 page 12843.

    SCOTT, Royden Brian

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Meritorious Service Medal (MSM)
    Warrant Officer 1st Class Royden Scott was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 17 June 2006 [1].
    • 17 August 2010 awarded the Meritorious Service Medal [2]
    Sources
    [1] London Gazette 58014, page B5.
    [2] London Gazette 59519, page 15853.
     

    SHEERIN, John Grant

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
    Queen's Commendation for Bravery
    Corporal John Sheerin was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal on 11th May 1993 

    SHEPHERD, Steven

    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Warrant Officer Steven Shepherd M.B.E. received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2006 to 31st March 2007 
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 58396, page 10412.
    Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
     

    SIMCOX, Paul Alan

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Corporal Paul Simcox received a Mention in Despatches in 1993 in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland [1].
    • Ist  January 1994 (Corporal) commissioned Acting Lieutenant (SD) [2].

    SKINNER, Jack Noel

    No 2 Commando
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    The death of Corporal Jack Noel Skinner M.B.E. of Christchurch, Dorset, was announced in Commando Association newsletter 101 issued September 1995. 
     
    In 1976 it was announced that he had been appointed O.B.E. (Civil Division) whilst serving as Second Secretary (Administration), British High Commission, Port of Spain.

    SMITH, George

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Colour Sergeant George Smith was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1998 to 31st March 1999.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette Supp. 55651, page 11553.
     

    SOMERVILLE, Nigel John Powell

    45 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Captain Nigel Somerville was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
    • 2009 (Major) received a Mention in Dispatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [2].

    STEEL, Austin Patrick

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Queen's Gallantry Medal (QGM)
    Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
    Corporal Austin Steel was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland (to be dated 26 April 1994) [1].

    STEPHENS, Richard James

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Richard Stephens was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Northern Ireland during the period 1st October 1997 to 31st March 1998.
     
    Source
    London Gazette Supp. 55303, page 12073.
     

    STUART, Charles Robin McKenzie

    Charles Robin Mckenzie Stuart MBE
    No 5 Commando
    Royal Artillery
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Lieutenant (Temporary Captain) Charles Robin McKenzie Stuart , No.5 Commando, was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Madagascar on June 1st 1942 [1] [2].
    • Promoted Major and Second in Command of No.5 Commando.

    SUTHERLAND, Neil

    42 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Neil Sutherland was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 29 December 2007.
    • 2009 promoted Lieutenant Colonel commanding 42 Commando RM.
    Sources
    London Gazette 58557, page 5.
    London Gazette 59139, page 12930.
     

    SUTTON, David

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain David Sutton was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 11 June 2005.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 57665, page B5.
     

    TAPLIN, John Aubrey

    41RM Commando
    40 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Croix de Guerre (France)
    Captain John Taplin was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in Her Majesty's Birthday Honours dated 31 May 1956 [1].
    • December 1942 (Acting Temporary Captain) Adjutant of 41RM Commando [2].
    • August 1943 Captain serving in 41RM Commando [3].

    TELFORD, Ross

    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].

    TOTTEN, Philip Mark

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Major Philip Totten was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division)  in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st April 2010 to 30th September 2010 [1].
    • 30 June 2012 promoted Lieutenant Colonel [2].
    • 16 July 2018 promoted Colonel [3].

    TOZER, Bernard Gilbert

    3 Special Service (Commando) Brigade
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    Captain Bernard Tozer was serving as Staff Captain in 3 Special Service Brigade HQ on its formation August 1943 [1]. On 13 June 1946 he was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) [2].

    Sources
    [1] Navy Lists August 1943- see linked content below.
    [2] London Gazette 37598, page 2767 (HM Birthday Honours).

    TUNNICLIFF, Leslie Thomas Ludlow

    47RM Commando
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

    1945 appointed M.B.E. (Military Division). Post war member of the Commando Association residing Hertfordshire.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette 37119, page 2941. (HM Birthday Honours).
    Obituaries in Commando Association newsletter 98 issued March 1994.
    CA List of WW2 RM Commando members.

    TWEED, David Gratiaen

    40 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Captain (Acting Major) David Gratiaen Tweed received a Mention in Despatches in September 1945 for good services with the 21st Army Group [1]. He is shown that year as D.A.A. and Q.M.G. 116th RM Infantry Brigade [1a].

    URRY, Simon Richard

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Simon Urry was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland  during the period 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 [1].

    VAUGHAN, Charles Edward (Lt Col)

    No 4 Commando
    No 7 Commando
    Commando Basic Training Centre
    The Buffs, East Kent
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

    Charles Edward Vaughan, born 1893, was originally attached to No.7 and No.4 Commando before taking up his role as the Commandant of the newly formed Commando Depot (CBTC) at Achnacarry.

    WASSALL, Joseph Desmond

    Joseph Desmond Wassell Royal Marines
    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].

    WATSON, Andrew Philip

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Warrant Officer Andrew Watson was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) on 8 June 2019.
     
    Sources
    London Gazette issue 62666, page B6. Her Majesty's Birthday Honours.
     

    WATSON, William Humphreys

    2nd Lieut Bill Watson MC 2 Commando
    No 2 Commando
    The Black Watch
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Territorial Efficiency Medal
    Lieutenant Bill 'Tiger' Watson, 1 troop, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services during the raid on St. Nazaire [1]. 

    WHITMARSH, George Charles

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    Corporal George Whitmarsh received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Northern Ireland in 1985 [1].
    • 1993 (Corporal)(now acting Sergeant) received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland (announced 11 May 1993) [2]

    WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

    40 Cdo. RM
    Royal Marines
    Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Military Cross (MC)
    Mentioned in Despatches
    During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
    Service at Sea in WW2 
    HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
    HMS Howe
    HMS Furious
    RM Commando Service in WW2

    WILLIAMS, Richard Peter

    Royal Marines
    Royal Marines
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Captain Richard Williams was appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of meritorious service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st November 1979 to 31st January 1980.

    WYLIE, Kenneth Neil

    No 7 Commando
    Royal Engineers
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Temporary Major Kenneth Wylie, B.A. was second in command of No.7 Commando. During operations on Crete he was placed in command replacing the sick Lt. Col. Colvin and was subsequently captured by the enemy [1]
    • He was transported to Germany and imprisoned at Oflag O9/AH at Spangenberg [2].

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