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'Royal Marines Reserve'

The Royal Marines Reserve (RMR), together with the Royal Naval Reserve, form the Maritime Reserve. There are currently 4 units.
 
  • RMR Scotland draws recruits from across Scotland, North East England and Northern Ireland.
  • RMR Bristol draws recruits from across South West England and Wales.
  • RMR London draws recruits from across the south east of England.
  • RMR Merseyside is based in central Liverpool and draws recruits from the North West, North Wales, the Midlands, Yorkshire and the Humber.
Source 

BARNWELL, Thomas Frederick Barry

Lieutenant Colonel
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Barnwell, RM Reserve, was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
 
Source
London Gazette 57070, page 12066 published 30 September 2003.
 

BEEVERS, Peter

Sergeant
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Peter Beevers, RM Reserve Tyne, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations in the South Atlantic.
 
Source
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
Globe and Laurel Sept/Oct. 1982.
 

BENSLEY, James

James Bensley
Corporal
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in the UK
Corporal James Bensley, a Royal Marines Reservist with the R.M.F.V.R. (Tyne), died [1] in a parachute training exercise at Poole, Dorset [2].

CALLOW, Anthony, C.

Marine
RM Reserve
Royal Marines

Marine Anthony Callow, RM Reserve Scotland, died in a road traffic accident. He joined the RM Reserve in 1994 earning his Green Beret in July 1995.  He had previously served almost 4 years in the Regular Army.

CROUCHER, Matthew

Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher GC
Lance Corporal
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
George Cross (GC)
Lance Corporal Matthew Croucher, RM Reserve, was awarded the George Cross for his extreme gallantry on 9 February 2008 when he willingly risked his own life in a most deliberate act of self-sacrifice to save his comrades from death or serious injury.
 

DOWLEN, Henry

Major Henry Dowlen
Major
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].

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.

JOBBINS, Paul Anthony

Colonel
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
George Medal (GM)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Reserve Decoration (RD)
Colonel Paul Jobbins, O.B.E., R.D *., RM Reserves, was awarded the George Medal in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004 [1].
 
Citation

MARTIN, Jason

Marine
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Died in service
Marine Jason Martin, RM Reserve Scotland, died in a traffic accident returning to Glasgow from a training course on Dartmoor.  Also killed were Mne. Hardie and Mne. Fleming. The East Devon Coroner ruled a verdict of accidental death.
 
Sources
AFM ROH.

MCKINNEY, Mark Douglas

Major (Acting Lieutenant Colonel)
RM Reserve
Royal Marines
Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service
A/Lieutenant Colonel Mark McKinney, RM Reserve, received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Liberia in 2004.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 57588, page 3376.
 

MCWILLIAMS, John

Warrant Officer Class 1
RM Reserve
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

Warrant Officer Class 1 John McWilliams, RM Reserve,was appointed M.B.E. (Military Divsion) 1 January 2022.

Source
London Gazette Notice 3956102.
 

WILKINSON, John

Sergeant
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Died in service
Sergeant John Wilkinson, a Platoon Weapons Instructor (PW1) at RM Reserve Bristol, died in a road traffic collision [1][2]
 
Sources
[1] AFM ROH.
[2] Andy Holloway. WO2 RM.
 

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