Military Cross (MC)
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Raymond Thomas Casamajor Addington, the third son of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth, joined No 5 Commando as a 2/Lieutenant upon their formation in July 1940  . He was promoted Lieutenant on the 1st January 1941 . Lieutenant Addington took part with No 5 Commando in Operation Ironclad at Madagascar .
- Mentioned in Despatches for good services during operations in Italy .
Bernard James Barton was commissioned Second Lieutenant in The Buffs on the 22nd June 1940 (1).
On the 30th January 1941 he was transferred to the Recce Corps. (2)
- 26 August 2008 (Corporal) (Royal Marines) awarded the Royal Naval Long Service and Good Conduct Medal .
- Appointed M.B.E. (Military Division) 7th April 1944 .
Colour Sergeant Brian Bridger was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
Captain Michael Burn, 6 troop, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service during Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire 28 March 1942.
He was in charge of the commando contingent on board motor launch ML 192. Reported missing after the raid he was later found to have been taken prisoner. He was imprisoned at Oflag 4C Saalhaus Colditz.
- 23 April 1942 commissioned 2/Lt. from the rank of Warrant Officer Class 11 (S. Gds) .
- October 1940 volunteered for the Army Commandos; attached to No.5 Commando .
After a brief spell as 2i/c No 5 Commando, the then Major John Malcolm Thorpe Fleming Churchill (later affectionately known by some as Mad Jack) moved to 2i/c No 3 Commando. Wounded during Operation Archery at Vaagso 27 December 1941.
- Served in No.12 Commando 4 Parachute Troop prior to moving to No.6 Commando .
On the 21st September 1954 he was promoted Major in the Royal Pioneer Corps .
- 23 August 1944 wounded N.W. Europe and evacuated to the UK .
Captain Maxwell Darwell was awarded the M.C., for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period 1st July to 31st December, 1951.
Captain Edwin Dunn was awarded the MC for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren.
Captain Richard Flower was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren, Holland.
Captain Daniel Flunder was awarded the Military Cross for gallantry, leadership and undaunted devotion to duty during the assault on the Island of Walcheren . He became the Adjutant and Commander of 'A' Troop of 48 RM Commando .
- 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 .
- Second in Command of No.50 Middle East Commando July 1940*.
- Commanding Officer No.52 Middle East Commando November 1940. Left the Commando shortly afterwards due to illness*.
Lieutenant Robert Gibson, attached to Special Service troops, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in Italy.
Lt. Col. John Malise Graham, MC, is listed as the senior officer on a roll of Officers serving with Middle East Commando (1st S.S. Regiment) 1st July 1942.
- Commanding Officer 41RM Commando on D Day, awarded the Military Cross.
- 11 June 1977 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) .
 London Gazettes Supp. 39215, page 2389.
In 1945 he served at the CBTC. He is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." (CVA Gallery).
Captain Rolf Hauge, 5 Troop (Norwegian) of No.10 Inter Allied Commando, was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of his gallantry on 3rd November 1944 at Walcheren.
"On 3 Nov. 44, No. 10 (I.A.) Commando was given the task of clearing the dune and wooded area immediately to the East of the town of Domburg on Walcheren Island.
Captain Richard Hooper was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations at Scaletta Sicily on the 16th August 1943. He had previously taken part in operations at Vaagso and St Nazaire. During the latter he was in charge of an assault squad on motor launch ML 156, wounded, and evacuated back to the UK.
- 9 January 1961 to 11 January 1963 (Lieutenant Colonel) Commanding Officer 40 Commando RM .
January 1945 received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Italy. 
Lieutenant William Jenkins was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service displayed in the Italian campaign when taking part in the operations in April, 1945, north of the Reno and west of Argenta.
Captain Leslie Jole, Officer Commanding 'Y' Troop since September 1950, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya during the period June 1951 to 31st December, 1951.
Marine Mkhuseli Jones was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
- 3 July 1944 (Sergeant) (Acting TSM 'C' Troop) granted an Immediate Emergency Commission [2a].
- 21 December 1949 relinquishes his commission .
Major Anders Lassen, MC and 2 bars, Special Boat Service, SAS Regiment, AAC, attached to 2 Commando Brigade, was killed during operations at Lake Comacchio. He was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross.
Marine Lewis Lockwood was awarded the MIlitary Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan In 2010.
Captain Frederic Hugh Long was captured at Lentini, Sicily, on 14 July 1943. He was taken via Messina to Capua and then to Bolgna. He was associated with Captain R.H. Bridgeman-Evans (2nd SAS) in the tunnel escape attempts at Capua and Bologna, and also in the attempt to escape from the Modena to Brenner train. They finally made their escape together from Fort Bismark, Germany.
Lord Lovat first enlisted in the Scots Guards in 1932, leaving the army in 1937. Two years later at the outbreak of war he rejoined the Army in the Lovat Scouts. Lord Lovat was part of a small but elite group of men who formed the idea of a Special Training Centre, agreed on the location, and devised and implemented a course of training once it was approved.
- 29 November 1950 (41 Independent Commando) wounded during operations at Chosin Reservoir, Korea.
- Awarded the MC for "gallant and distinguished services in operations leading to the capture of Termoli."
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/51.
Captain Lionel McWilliams, M.B., R.A.M.C., was attached to No.2 Commando , and was awarded the MC in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in
- Commissioned Second Lieutenant May 1940 .
Born in 1908; educated at Liverpool College and Oxford University; worked for his father's firm of solicitors, 1935; joined Supplementary Reserve of Officers, Irish Guards, 1936; joined 1 Bn, Irish Guards, 1939-1942, and served in Norway; transferred to special services No 4 Commando, 1942; took part in Dieppe Raid, Aug 1942; Lt Col, 1943; Commanding Officer, No 6 Commando, North Africa, 1943;
Captain Robert Montgomery, along with Captain William Pritchard RE [more....], had been instrumental in the initial planning and training of the demolition teams for the St Nazaire raid. Captain Montgomery was in charge of the demolition teams on board HMS Campbeltown .
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 .
- January 1944 operating with the SOE in Serbia's Kopaonik Mountains .
- 1945 awarded a bar to his Military Cross for distinguished service [3a].
Corporal Billy Murphy was awarded the MIlitary Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2010.
- August 1943 (Temporary Major) awarded the Military Cross for "gallant and distinguished service in the Middle East." (London Gazette 35077 and 36146.)
28 December 1945 Lieutenant Nixon relinquished his commission on account of disability and was granted the honorary rank of Captain. 
Captain Malcolm Nunns, 'B' troop Commander, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service displayed in the Italian campaign when taking part in the operations in April, 1945, north of the Reno and west of Argenta.
Lieutenant Albert Peter O'Brien, 47RM Commando, was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service in operations in North-West Europe in July 1944 .
Captain John O'Brien was awarded the Military Cross for courage, leadership and resource in operations which led to the crossing of the Garigliano River in the face of determined opposition, from the enemy.
London Gazette 36474, page 1777.
National Archives file WO 373/47/153.
Lieutenant Patrick Ovens served for a period at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945."
He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.
Captain Ralph Parkinson-Cumine MC, 'B' troop, was reported missing presumed killed during operations in Korea. His Commando were engaged in operations with US Forces as part of Taskforce Drysdale, named after their Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Douglas B.
Captain John Peebles MC was mortally wounded by a premature explosion of a no. 68 grenade on a field firing exercise at Cheverton Down, nr Ventnor on the Isle of Wight. The Coroner later recorded a verdict of accidental death.
- Attached to No 2 Commando from at least January 1943 .
Captain Martin Preston, S.A.U.D.F attached to 43RM Commando 'A' troop, was awarded the Military Cross for outstanding courage, determination, and devotion to duty in operations during the campaign in Italy.
Lieutenant Harold Riley was awarded the M.C., for courage and great devotion to duty whilst serving with the Army in North-West Europe .
Marine (Acting Lance Corporal) Harry Robinson, Royal Marines Medical Assistant, 40 Commando Royal Marines, was awarded the Military Cross for his courageous and life-saving actions following an attack on his Troop by a rogue member of the Afghan National Army, during the period 1 October 2012 to 31 March 2013.
Lieutenant Pierre Roman, 4 (Belgian) Troop of No.10 (Inter Allied) Commando , was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 5 November 1944 during operations near Domburg on Walcheren Island, Holland.
Lieutenant General Pierre Roman, KCVO., MC. became Chief of Staff, Belgian Army, in 1972.
"Early in the morning of the 9th June Lieutenant Stewart, 45 Commando led a troop strength fighting patrol to the Two Sisters feature in East Falklands with a mission to harass the enemy and cause him casualties.
He was taken prisoner and later transported to Oflag 9A/H at Spangenberg bei Kassel, Germany .
Sergeant Dean Sykes was awarded the M.C., in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan during the period 1st October 2007 to 31st March 2008.
- 2 June 1973 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) .
 London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
- 1 April to 30 July 1939 (Second Lieutenant) (2nd Bn. The Leicestershire Regiment) awarded the Military Cross for distinguished services rendered in the field in connection with operations in Palestine.
- 1956 appointed Headmaster of Keswick School.
Acting Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Iraq In 2005 .
Warrant Officer Class 2 Tomlinson, C.G.C., was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services in Afghanistan in 2009 .
15 February 1943 Tunisia 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards awarded the Military Cross having left the Commando. Post war member of the Commando Association.
- 1943 (Temporary Captain) awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North Africa. .
London Gazette Supp. 58633, page 3613.
By December 1942 Arthur was the Troop Sergeant Major of 2 Troop No. 2 Commando .
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