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ALDRIDGE, Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur

Dennis Leolin Samuel St Maur Aldridge Royal Marines
Major
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]

CORNISH, A.L.

Sergeant
PLY/X.2655
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Cornish received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

DANDO, Kenneth Gordon

Marine
PO/X.5833
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Kenneth Dando received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

DODDS, Roy Reginald

Quartermaster Sergeant
CH/X.2480
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)
Sergeant  Roy Dodds, 40 Commando RM*, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948. [1].

EARP, Dennis Roland

Corporal Dennis Roland Earp
Acting Corporal
CH/X 4368
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Dennis Earp was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service in Palestine during the period 27 March 1948 - 30 July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.
CVA Gallery image/Thomas 'Bing' Crosbie, 40 Cdo RM & SBS.

GRANT, Richard Henry

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Richard Grant, OC  'A' troop, was awarded the M.C. [1], for distinguished services in operations against terrorists in Cyprus during the period Sept. 1955 and August 1956 [2].
 

GRAY, William Nicol

William Nicol Gray 45RM Commando
Lieutenant Colonel
45RM Commando
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG)
King's Police Medal (KPM)
Lieutenant Colonel William Nicol Gray was awarded the Distinguished Service Order [1][3] whilst Temporary Major (Acting Temporary Lieutenant-Colonel) of the Commando [2]. He was later awarded a bar to his Distinguished Sevice Order [4][5]. Immediatelyprior to joining 45RM Commando early in 1944 the then Major W.N.

HOUGHTON, Robert Dyer

Known as: 
Titch
Robert Houghton 40 Commando
Major General
40RM Commando
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Deputy Lieutenant (DL)
Acting Major Robert Houghton, Second in Command of 40RM Command

MCGLEN, Alexander

Sick Berth Attendant
P/MX 793190
40 Cdo. RM
3 Cdo. Bde. RM
British Empire Medal (BEM)

Sick Berth Attendant Alexander McGlen RN, attached to 40 Commando RM, was awarded the British Empire Medal (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.

MCLEAVE, R.J.

Sergeant
CH/X.3819
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant McLeave received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

NORCOCK, Peter Lawrence

Colonel
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major Peter Norcock was Mentioned in Despatches for distinguished service during the War in the Far East [1].
  • 1948 (Major) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March, 1948 - 30th July, 1948 [2]

POLLARD, P.E.G.

Corporal
PLY/X.4251
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Corporal Pollard received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.
 

THOMAS, Peter Roome

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Bronze Star Medal (USA)
Lieutenant Peter Thomas joined 44 Commando in Hong Kong during March 1946, just before it was redesignated as 40 Commando RM [1].
  • 1948 (Lieutenant) (40 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished service in Palestine [2].

WARD, Ronald

Marine
CH/X 118875
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Died on active service
Marine Ronald Ward died from accidental gunshot wounds in Haifa.
 
Sources
AFMROH.
Registers of Reports Of Deaths: Naval Ratings / National Archives file ADM104/138.
 

WATLOW, J.T.

Marine
PO/X.5900
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Watlow received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.

WHAPHAM, R.A.

Marine
PO/X.2634
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Marine Whapham received a Mention in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in Palestine during the period 27th March 1948 and 30th July 1948.
 
Sources
London Gazette 38508, page 189.
The Light Blue Lanyard, author Maj. J.C. Beadle MBE, MC, RM.

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