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ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
44RM Commando
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
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]

CALLF, Leslie Stuart

Major Leslie Callf MC
No 9 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Leslie Stuart Callf was appointed Lieutenant on the 4th July 1940 [1].  Soon after he volunteered for the Commandos and was subsequently attached to No. 9 Commando.
 

LAPRAIK, John Neilson

51ME Commando
SBS
SAS
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Acting Captain John Neilson Lapraik was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East [1].
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MCGONIGAL, Ambrose Joseph

Ambrose McGonigal MC
No 12 Commando
SBS
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Ambrose McGonigal was awarded the M.C. [1] for distinguished service during a raid on the enemy held island of Sark on the night of the 27th December 1943. This was a reconnaissance operation to obtain certain information and if possible capture a prisoner.

MOORE, Edward Lewis

Captain Ned Moore 3 Commando Medical Officer
No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Captain Edward Moore, M.B., R.A.M.C., Medical Officer attached to No. 3 Commando, was awarded the Military Cross [1] in recognition of gallant and distinguished service after the landing at Agnone Sicily, and during the advance to the bridge at Malati on the night of 13/14 July 1943[2].
 

MOORE, John Jeremy

John Jeremy Moore
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Major General John Jeremy Moore served as the commander of the British land forces during the Falklands War in 1982.
  • Lieutenant - awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service with 40 Commando RM in Malaya during the period 1st January to 30th June, 1952 [1].

MORE, George Robert Melville Harvey

George More 11 Commando
No 11 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Temporary Captain George More was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Exporter at Litani River on 9/10 June 1941 [1][1a].
  • January 1944 operating with the SOE in Serbia's Kopaonik Mountains [2].
  • 1945 awarded a bar to his Military Cross for distinguished service [3][3a].

PETERS, David Robert

Maj David Peters MC and bar 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Trooper David Robert Peters, a Cadet from the 102nd Officer Cadet Training Unit, was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant on the 9th March 1940 [1].
  • Attached to No 2 Commando from at least January 1943 [2].

POLLARD, Gordon

Maj Gordon Pollard MC MM
No 3 Commando
Military Medal (MM)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Territorial Decoration (TD)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
The then Sergeant Gordon Pollard, RA,  was awarded the Military Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East (Egypt and Libya) during the period May, 1942 to October, 1942.
 

TURNBULL, John Hugh Stephenson

Lieutenant Colonel John Turnbull MC 1 Commando
No 1 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Major John Turnbull MC and bar assumed command of No 1 Commando at Myebon on the 10th February 1945 after the departure of Lt. Col. K.R.S. Trevor [view]. [1].
  • 1943 (Temporary Captain) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. [2].

WEBB, Gordon Geoffrey Henry

Capt Gordon Webb MC 4 Commando
No 4 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Mentioned in Despatches
Gordon Webb was called up for military service as a Gunner in the Royal Artillery on the 9th September 1939. [1]  However in 1936 at Trinity College he had completed the requirements  necessary for the Officers Training Corps and was therefore eligible for consideration for a commission which he received. [2]
 

WESTLEY, Eric Roy

No 3 Commando
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
Captain Eric Roy Westley was in command of 3 troop during the attack on Le Plein, Normandy, where he was wounded in the hand, but rejoined the troop immediately after medical treatment in the field.

YOUNG, Peter

Brigadier Peter Young
Then then Major Peter Young
No 3 Commando
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Military Cross (MC)
Bar to the Military Cross
2nd Bar to the Military Cross
Peter Young was commissioned Second Lieutenant in 1939. He served in France with the British Expeditionary Force before being wounded and evacuated back to the UK at Dunkirk.  Joining No 3 Commando in the first selction of officers after its formation, the next few years would see Peter Young rise to the temporary rank of Lieut. Colonel and assume command of No 3 Commando in late 1943.

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