41 Commando RM

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41 Commando RM

In October 1942 the 8th RM Battalion was disbanded and those who volunteered for, and passed the training, formed a new 41RM Commando. At the end of the war 41 RM Commando was disbanded.

In 1950 a new 41 Independent Commando was formed at Bickleigh before deploying to the war in Korea. Awarded a United States Presidential Unit Citation for services with the 1st Division United States Marine Corps at the Chosin Reservoir,  North Korea, Nov/Dec. 1950. The Commando returned to Bickleigh to be disbanded there in 1952.

ALMOND, Bernard Alan

45 Cdo. RM

Marine Bernard Almond died in service, cause unknown to this archive.

Source: AFM ROH.

Unit shown as on AFM ROH. His death was announced in Navy News issue Aug 1961, p10, with his unit shown as 41 Commando RM.

CAMPBELL, Robert Adair

45 Cdo. RM
Major Robert Adair Campbell received the Queen's Commendation for Brave Conduct  in recognition of distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area during the period 8th-14th May 1965 [1].
  • 1971 Lieutenant Colonel commanding 41 Commando RM [2].
[1] London Gazette 43773, page 8973.

[2] Globe and Laurel june 1971 edition.


41 Cdo. RM
Marine Eric Kenyon, married and from Halifax, died at West Cornwall Hospital Penzance.
England & Wales Government Probate Death Indices.

OVENS, Patrick John

Lt PJ Ovens
46RM Commando
41 Ind. Cdo. RM
Commando Basic Training Centre

Lieutenant Patrick Ovens served  for a period at the CBTC and is shown in a photo entitled "Commando Basic Training Centre - Officers Mess - 1945." 

He joined 46RM Commando shortly before it was disbanded.

Post war he served as a Captain with 41 Independent Commando RM in Korea being awarded the Military Cross in 1951 for " gallant and distinguished service".  [1]


41 Cdo. RM
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Seccombe was appointed O.B.E. (Military Division) in recognition of distinguished service in Northern Ireland during the period 1st May 1978 to 31st July 1978 [1].
  • 15 June 1985 (Colonel) appointed C.B.E. (Military Division) [2].
[1] London Gazette Supp. 47739, page 343.

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