No 2 Independent Company

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RQMS Ron Crippin 2 Commando
No 2 Commando
No 2 Independent Company
British Empire Medal (BEM)
Mentioned in Despatches
Ron Crippin, then a Corporal in the HQ troop, took part in Operation Chariot, the raid at St Nazaire. He embarked on motor launch ML 447 and was evacuated back to the UK.  He was awarded the British Empire Medal ( Military Division) "in recognition of distinguished services during the raid". (1)

NIXON, Malvern

No 11 Commando
Killed in action or died of wounds
Private Malvern Nixon died when his jeep patrol was attacked whilst en route to harass the enemy in Southern Tunisia. He was serving with 1st SAS  ('B' Sqn.) at the time of his death having left the Commandos.


No 2 Independent Company
Killed in action or died of wounds

Sapper Lewis Thomas, No. 2 Independent Company, died during operations in Norway as part of Scissors Force.

TREVOR, Thomas Hoult (Lt Col)

No 1 Commando
No 2 Independent Company
Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)
Thomas Trevor was 2i/c of No 2 Independent Company when they sailed as part of Scissors Force (Operation Avonmouth) to take part in the Combined Operations raid on Norway. After this, with the disbandment of the Independent Companies, he joined the newly raised No 1 Commando.

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