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7 pages of a Special Boat Section memorandum about 2 SBS from its formation through to February 1944. An official memorandum by Lieut. Henry S. Quigley, Admin. officer 2 SBS dated February 1944. The last page details equipment used by 2 SBS. This document is from the collection of Arthur Horner who was attached to No.1 Commando and 2 SBS, provided to the CVA in 2010 courtesy of his son Ashton Horner.
- On August 7, 1964, the marines were conducting operations in the Radafan Mountains. Sgt Arnold was killed during a planned night ambush near the village of Dhala, a centre of intense dissident activity.
Sergeant Paul Bartlett, S.B.S., died whilst taking part in operations in the Sangin valley, northern Helmand Province. [Source: MOD]
Sergeant Ian Brice, S.B.S., received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of his service during operations on South Georgia and patrols in the Mount Kent region of the Falklands.
London Gazette 49134 page 12843.
National Archives file WO373/188/205.
Trooper Alfred Crouch, Special Boat Service, SAS Regiment, AAC, attached to 2 Commando Brigade, died during operations at Lake Comacchio.
- July 2008 received the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service in Afghanistan .
Sergeant Ian Hunt, Special Boat Service, was killed during an exchange of fire with an SAS patrol near Teal, Falklands. They had accidentally strayed into an area patrolled by the SAS. He was the only member of the SBS who died in the conflict.
Click here to Watch a video of a service at the memorial to him on the Falkland Islands in 2012.
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.
Trooper Moores, No.3 Commando, was wounded 27 December 1941 during Operation Archery at Vaagso . He later joined 2 Special Boat Section  and by 1944 was serving in 'Z' Special Boat section operating from Ceylon .
- 30 June 2010 promoted Lieutenant Colonel .
- Died after a short illness aged 56yrs having retired from the Service .
Colonel Richard Pickup died suddenly whilst posted as a defence advisor in Pretoria South Africa.
Corporal Edward Roberts, Special Boat Service, SAS Regiment, AAC, attached to 2 Commando Brigade, died during operations at Lake Comacchio.
- 1984 joined the Royal Marines as a university cadet entrant and passed out in 1988 with the Sword of Honour *.
Colour Sergeant Richard Walton was serving at RMDIV Leconfield at the time of his death.
Richard Walton joined the Royal Marines in 1985 and served 2 days short of 20 years. During his career he served at Poole, 40 Commando, Commando Logistics Regiment, 42 Commando, CTCRM, and SBS. [Sources: AFM ROH / Navy News issue 1st June 2005.]
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