Operational-Honours-and-Awards-list. 4-October-2013

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  1. Rover

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    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/operational-honours-and-awards-list-4-october-2013
    AFGHANISTAN
    Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

    Brigadier Robert Andrew MAGOWAN MBE, Royal Marines.
    Distinguished Service Order (DSO)
    Lieutenant Colonel Matthew John Andrew JACKSON, Royal Marines.
    Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)
    Lieutenant (now Acting Captain) Owen Edward DAVIS, Royal Marines.
    Bar to the Military Cross (MC)
    Corporal John Matthew WATSON MC, Royal Marines.
    Military Cross (MC)
    Marine Craig Andrew BUCHANAN, Royal Marines
    Sergeant (now Colour Sergeant) Samuel Joseph MCCORMICK, Royal Marines
    Acting Lance Corporal (now Marine) Harry Thomas ROBINSON, Royal Marines.
    Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
    Captain William GOODMAN, Royal Marines
    Lieutenant Colonel Simon Jeremy HALL OBE, Royal Marines
    Acting Lance Corporal Thomas HARRISON, Royal Marines
    Major General David Arnold HOOK CBE, Royal Marines
    Captain Thomas James LIMB, Royal Marines
    Major Michael John SCANLON, Royal Marines
    REST OF THE WORLD.
    Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)
    Acting Colour Sergeant (now Colour Sergeant) Francis Stuart William MCMURRAY, Royal Marines

    Rover
     
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  2. Ninja_Stoker

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    That is rare!

    When I read the comments of Royal Navy Medical Assistant Kate Nesbitt MC, she was apparently unaware of the incoming rounds due to the fact she was so focused on saving the life of the casualty. She could hear the gunshots, but didn't see the fall of shot around her. So arguably, recognised bravery, (as perceived by others) may occasionally come as a surprise to the recipient of the award.

    To do it twice though, is phenominal.
     
  3. Caversham

    Caversham Former RM Commando

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    At the RMA reunion at CTC last week the MGRM apparently stated that in Afghanistan the Corps made up 6% of the forces there and received 14% of decorations awarded. Says it all really.

    Alan
     
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  4. Ninja_Stoker

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    It does but then again the Corps, in my opinion, are masters of understatement and very frustratingly undersell the bravery of their actions by not putting people forward for awards unless something extreme occurs.

    A classic example of this is the legendary Apache rescue:

    It still amazes me the 3 Army Air Corps pilots were awarded DFCs, The three AAC co pilots and a Royal Engineer Commando were awarded MCs. The three Royal Marines holding on to the outside of the aircraft? Bloody nothing!

    To me, that ommission significantly devalues the awards given to others.

    Notwithstanding the tragic circumstances surrounding the loss of a Royal, this iconic act of outstanding bravery goes completely unremarked in Corps history and it is very wrong because it could potentially be seen by others (wrongly) as arrogance or sloppy management.
     
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