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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]

BRADFORD, John Gwyther

Surgeon Lieutenant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Navy
Mentioned in Despatches
Surgeon Lieutenant John Bradford, attached to 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East, October-December, 1956.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 41092, page 3418.
 

BUTTERY, George Desmond

Marine (later Quartermaster Sergeant)
46RM Commando
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Quartermaster Sergeant George Buttery, 40 Commando RM,  who had served as a Marine in 46RM Commando during WW2, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

COX, John Albert Windsor

Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Marine John Cox received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East, October to December, 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3419.

CROMBIE, Richard Dennis

Lieutenant Colonel
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Colonel Richard Crombie was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in 1963 [1].
  • 1956 (Major) (45 Commando) Mentioned in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Operations in the Near East at Suez, Oct. - Dec., 1956 [2].

Sources
[1] London Gazette 43010, page 4797.

CROSSLAND, James Willie

Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal James Crossland was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
[2] National Archives file WO 373/124/57.
 
Notes

DAVIDSON, David Kelly

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)

Marine David Davidson was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1]

DUDHILL, Lorin

Marine
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Lorin Dudhill, 'Y' Troop, from Wingate, Durham, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

EMSLIE, Hamish Brian

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Hamish Emslie was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in operations in Malaya with 42 Commando RM [1][2].
Recommendation for MC:  
Perak, Malaya.  July 1950 to Nov. 1950.

GOODFELLOW, Cyril Edward

Marine
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Cyril Goodfellow, from Birmingham, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

Sources
AFM ROH
Naval History.net website.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

GOURLAY, Basil Ian Spencer

Basil ian spencer Gourlay
General
43RM Commando
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Commander of the Royal Victorian Order (CVO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
Acting Captain Basil Gourlay was awarded the Military Cross whilst serving with 43RM Commando in WW2. 
 
Post war he served in 45 Commando Royal Marines 1945-1948, Brigade Major 3 Commando Bde Royal Marines 1955-1957; OC 42 Commando Royal Marines 1963-1965, ultimately being appointed Commandant General Royal Marines from 1971-75 after which he retired.

HAYCOCK, Jesse Hotchkiss

Major
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain Jesse Haycock, 45 Commando RM, received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East, October to December, 1956 [1].
  • 1976 (Major) appointed O.B.E., (Military Division) [2].

Sources
[1] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.

HOWARD, David

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine David Howard, from King's Lynn, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

Sources
AFM ROH
Naval History.net website.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

MADOC, Reginald William

Major General
Royal Marines
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Major General Reginald Madoc D.S.O., O.B.E., was appointed C.B. on 1st January 1959 [1].
  • 1951 (Lieutenant Colonel) (42 CommandoRM) appointed O.B.E. for gallant and distinguished services in Malaya [2].

MANT, Douglas Edward

Corporal
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Corporal Douglas Mant was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/53.
 

MARSTON, Michael Anthony Higham

Captain
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain Michael Marston was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished services on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  
 
Sources
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.
National Archives file WO 373/124/51.
 

MCCARTHY, Peter William

Lieutenant
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Peter McCarthy,  'B' Troop, from Salisbury, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt. He was leading a section clearing the Customs House when killed by enemy fire

MEAD, Michael Edward

Corporal
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Medal (MM)
Corporal Michael Mead, Section Commander, No.7 Section, 'B' Troop, was awarded the Military Medal for gallant and distinguished service on the 6th November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1] [2].
Recommendation

MIDDLETON, Alan William

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Marine Alan Middleton received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, October to December, 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3419.

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]

PRICE, Bernard John

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Bernard Price, 'C' Troop, from Cardiff, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt. 

Sources
AFM ROH
Naval History.net website.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

SHORT, Brian John

Marine
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Marine Brian Short, from Parkstone, Poole, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  

Sources
AFM ROH
Government Probate Deaths indices.
Hampshire Telegraph - Friday 14 December 1956.
British Newspaper Archive (website britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk); The British Library Board.

SILLITOE, Frederick Roy

Captain
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant Frederick Sillitoe was serving at the RM Holding Commando in April 1945 [1].
  • 1956 (Captain) (42 Commando RM) Mentioned in Despatches for gallant and distinguished services in operations at Suez between October and December [2].

SIM, Ernest James

Sergeant
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches
Sergeant Ernest Sim received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, October to December, 1956.
 
Source
London Gazette 41092,page 3419.
 

SYRAD, Stuart Lawrence

Major
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Lieutenant Stuart Syrad was awarded the Military Cross for gallant and distinguished service on 6 November 1956 during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt [1][2].
  • 2 June 1973 (Major) appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) [3].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 41092, page 3418.

TAILYOUR, Norman Hastings

Lieutenant General
45 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath (KCB)
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Bar to the Distinguished Service Order
Mentioned in Despatches
Lieutenant General Norman Tailyour was knighted in June 1966.
  • 1945, 8 January, Commanding Officer 27RM Battalion [1].
  • 1945, Distinguished Service Order for gallant and distinguished service in North West Europe with 27 RM Bn. [1][ 2].

TWEED, David Gratiaen

Lieutenant Colonel
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Mentioned in Despatches
Captain (Acting Major) David Gratiaen Tweed received a Mention in Despatches in September 1945 for good services with the 21st Army Group [1]. He is shown that year as D.A.A. and Q.M.G. 116th RM Infantry Brigade [1a].

UFTON, Edward Albert

Edward Albert Ufton RM
Lieutenant
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Killed in action or died of wounds

Lieutenant Edward Ufton, 'B' Troop, from Burton-on-Trent, died during Operation Musketeer, the Anglo-French Invasion of Port Said, Egypt.  He was leading a section clearing the Customs House when killed by enemy fire.

WESTON, John Culpeper

Major
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Military Cross (MC)
Captain John Weston was awarded the Military Cross for distinguished service in support of operations in East and West Malaysia during the period 24th June 1965 to 23rd December 1965.
Recommendation
"On the 12th September a reconnaissance patrol from 'C' Company of 40 Commando discovered a platoon of Indonesians in position on the Sarawak Border.

WILLASEY-WILSEY, Anthony Patrick

Major General
40 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Companion of the Order of the Bath (CB)
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
Military Cross (MC)
Mentioned in Despatches
During WW2 Acting Captain Anthony Willasey-Wilsey served on ships before being posted to Commando service [1][1a][1b][1c] .
Service at Sea in WW2 
HMS Rodney (present at the Bismarck action)
HMS Howe
HMS Furious
RM Commando Service in WW2

WILLS, Terrance John

Lieutenant (Local Captain)
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Lieutenant (Local Captain) Terrance Wills received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East, Oct. to Dec., 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3418.

YOUNG, Peter Shand

Corporal
42 Cdo. RM
Royal Marines
Mentioned in Despatches

Corporal Peter Young received a Mention in Despatches in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in the Operations in the Near East at Suez, November 1956.

Source
London Gazette 41092, page 3419.


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