OPERATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS LIST SEPTEMBER 2017.

Rover

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A number of Royal Marines have been named in the latest Operational Honours And Awards list. The full list, which recognises and honours service on operations is available here.

Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)

  • Colour Sergeant Samuel Joseph McCORMICK, MC, Royal Marines

    Military Cross (MC)
  • Marine Matthew David COTTRELL, Royal Marines

  • Acting Colour Sergeant Christopher MORRIS, Royal Marines

    Mention in Despatches
  • Sergeant Will PAGE, Royal Marines

  • Marine David WOTHERSPOON, Royal Marines

    Queen’s Commendation for Valuable Service
  • Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Luciano DE REYA, MBE, Royal Marines

  • Major Thomas Fergusson GLOVER, Royal Marines

  • Colour Sergeant Martin THOMSON, Royal Marines

    Source: Ministry of Defence


 

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Just a personal opinion, but the citations for Mentions in Despatches often tell stories of exceptional behaviour, frequently overshadowed by higher profile awards.
Always had much respect for that inconspicuous oakleaf emblem on campaign service medals.
 

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Also worth noting that the recipient of the George Cross for his involvement in the Nairobi shopping mall attack, was a former Royal Marine, who was awarded the QGM in 1993 and then returned to NI in 2002 as a WO in the Parachute Regiment.

I would imagine his autobiography would be an inspirational read.

Alan
 

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