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Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment

(Berkshire and Wiltshire)

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Awarded to Members of the
Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment
(Berkshire & Wiltshire)
1959 to 1994

The Soldiers listed below were awarded their decorations whilst badged to the Regiment. The list is a direct lift from the Regimental Journal, and the dates shown are those when the award was published in the journal. For a variety of reasons it is possible that some awards are missing from this list. We welcome any information to update this list, or to make confirmed corrections if required.

1959

Name

Award/Decoration

Notes

Lt Col J.C.T. PEDDIE M.C.

O.B.E.

 

Capt J.R. RODEN

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M.B.E.

 

 

1960

Lt Col J.C.M. MORTON CLARKE M.B.E.

O.B.E.

 

Maj(Q.M.) A.J. HOLMES

M.B.E.

 

Maj J.A. SELLERS

M.B.E.

 

W.O.2 E WHITEWICK

B.E.M.

 
 

1961

Brigadier G. WORT  C.B.E.  
Col R.F. COLES M.B.E. O.B.E.  

1962

R.S.M. F. BASTON D.C.M. M.S.M.

Serving B.A.O.R. long service scheme

1963

Maj Gen J. WILLIAMS D.S.O. M.C. C.B.  

Lt Col D.I.M. ROBBINS M.C.

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O.B.E.  
Lt Col D.E. BALLANTINE M.B.E. M.C.

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O.B.E.  

1966

 

Col R.B.G. BROMHEAD C.B.E.  
Col K.G. COMERFORD GREEN C.B.E.  
Brigadier H.M.A. HUNTER D.S.O. M.B.E.

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Comd of the Royal Victorian Order  
C/Sgt(Drum Major) A. FORD B.E.M.  
Maj G.D.N. WILLIAMS Military Cross

 

Military Cross awarded in recognition of gallant conduct while serving with the S.A,S. in Aden. On the morning of 2nd February 1966, a troop of D squadron S.A.S. who were operating in Haushabi Country West of Al Milah, reported a gang of 12 uniformed  dissidents moving to the north-West. Since the enemy were not within range of the patrols Maj WILLIAMS immediately gave orders for his reserve troop to be lifted by scout helicopters into a cut of position to the north of the enemy. This was done and a fire fight developed. The gang then scattered and would undoubtedly have escaped had not Maj WILLIAMS with great initiative and determination repositioned his remaining three troops to encircle them using the flight of Scout helicopters supporting him. Contact was maintained with the enemy until the late afternoon by which time 4 had been killed and a further 4 wounded including 2 important leaders, thus accounting for two thirds of the gang. Throughout this highly  successful operation Maj WILLIAMS unhesitatingly exposed himself to enemy fire and his contribution was at all times outstanding. His personal courage, skill and resourcefulness was an inspiration to his squadron and an example set in the highest traditions of the service.

 

 

Sgt D. LARGE (S.A.S.) Mentioned in dispatches  

Mentioned in dispatches for services in Borneo. (Known as 'Lofty' LARGE), he started with the Wiltshire's in Hong Kong, transferred to the Gloucestershire Regiment, got captured at Imjin and later joined the S.A.S.

 

 

 

 

1967

Maj T.A. GIBSON

Lt Col Gibson

M.B.E.  
Maj W.G.R. TURNER M.B.E.  
Maj A.D. PARSONS M.C. M.B.E.  

 

1969

Maj D.W. FLADGATE M.B.E.  
 

1970

C/Sgt MEADE

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Meritorious Service Medal  

1971

Sgt E. POTTER

E Potter

Queens commendation for bravery In July 1970 whilst serving with 'B' Coy 1st Bn D.E.R.R. in Belfast, in spite of a painful injury to his hand in the early stages of an operation, continued to command his platoon with great courage and devotion until such time as a successful conclusion had been achieved.

1972

Maj A.E. CARTER M.B.E.  

 

1973

W.O.1 D.K. CARPENTER

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Meritorious Service Medal  
W.O.2 A. MEYNELL

Meritorious Service Medal

 

1974

Col T.A. GIBSON M.B.E. C.B.E.  
Lt G.J. PINCHEN

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Mentioned in Dispatches  

 

1975

Col F.B.H. BOSHELL D.S.O. M.B.E. C.B.E.  
Maj V.H. RIDLEY M.B.E.  
Cpl A.R. GILL

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Military Medal  
Pte M.W. POWELL Military Medal  
Cpl P.S. WALTERS Queens Gallantry Medal  
Lt Col W.G.R. TURNER M.B.E. Mentioned in dispatches  
Lt A.N. COATES Mentioned in dispatches  
C/Sgt S.J. VENUS Mentioned in dispatches  
L/Cpl G.A. DeCARTERET Mentioned in dispatches  
Sgt A.M. TURNER Mentioned in dispatches  
Cpl D.C. REES Mentioned in dispatches  
Capt A.E.G. WESTLAKE G.O.C.s Commendation  
Maj A.J. ROSE G.O.C.s Commendation  
Maj M.A. DRAPER G.O.C.s Commendation  

 

1976

C/Sgt R.K. SWIFT Mentioned in dispatches  

C/Sgt A. HOBBS

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G.O.C.s Commendation Cyprus

 

1978

W.O.2 B.L. BRETT

B.E.M.

 
W.O. 1 P.D. STACEY

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Sultan of Oman's Distinguished Service Medal  

 

1979

Brig J.R. RODEN M.B.E. C.B.E.  
Lt Col B.R. HOBBS O.B.E.  

 

1980

Capt A.E.G. WESTLAKE O.B.E.  
Lt Col C.B. LEA-COX Mentioned in dispatches  

1981

Lt Col G.T.L.M. GRAHAM O.B.E.  
Maj(Q.M.) J.A. BARROW

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M.B.E.  
Col D.A. JONES Mentioned in dispatches  
Maj S.W.J. SAUNDERS Mentioned in dispatches  
Capt A.P.B. LAKE Mentioned in dispatches  
W.O. 1 D.T. WIGGINS G.O.C.s commendation  
C/Sgt J.C. LONG G.O.C.s Commendation  
Cpl B. McINTYRE

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G.O.C.s Commendation  
Cpl J.M. BARBER G.O.C.s Commendation  
Lt Col V.H. RIDLEY Queens Gallantry Medal For Service in Rhodesia (W.F.R.)

 

1982

Maj (Q.M.) J.H. PETERS M.B.E.  
W.O.2 R.H. CARTER M.B.E.  
C/Sgt T.J. HOARE B.E.M.  
Cpl D.J. HAWKINS

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B.E.M.  
Cpl J.M. HIGGS Mentioned in dispatches  

1983

Maj (Q.M.) P. MARTIN

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M.B.E.  
Sgt A.J. PINNELL

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B.E.M.  
Cpl J. WRIGHT B.E.M.  

 

1984

Maj Gen D.T. CRABTREE C.B.  

 

1985

Brig W.G.R. TURNER M.B.E. C.B.E.  
W.O.2 W.G. WRIGHT M.B.E.  
Lt Col W.A. MACKERETH Mentioned in dispatches  
Maj D.J.A. STONE Mentioned in dispatches  
Lt C.G. HIGGS Mentioned in dispatches  
Sgt P.W. McLEOD Mentioned in dispatches  
Cpl A.B. McINTYRE

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Mentioned in dispatches  
Pte G.N. NODEN Mentioned in dispatches  
 

1986

Col G. COXON M.B.E. C.B.E.  
Lt R.G. HICKS M.B.E.  

 

1987

C/Sgt T.B. WATTON B.E.M.  
C/Sgt J.V. LeSTRANGE

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B.E.M.  
C/Sgt J.M. HIGGS B.E.M.  
L/Cpl B.J. WRAGG

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B.E.M.  
W.O.2 B.J. TURNER Meritorious Service Medal  
W.O.2 W.G. WRIGHT M.B.E. Meritorious Service Medal  

 

1988

W.O.2 A.L. TRENCH B.E.M.  
Lt Col A.C. KENWAY Mentioned in dispatches  
Lt J.M. TOMLINSON G.O.C.s Commendation (N.I.)  
Cpl P WEBB B.E.M.  

 

1989

Maj W.R. STAFFORD M.B.E.  
Maj P.D. STACEY M.B.E.  
Capt G.P. BARLOW M.B.E.  
Maj B.R.F. FRANKLIN Mentioned in dispatches  
Maj R.N. WARDLE Mentioned in dispatches  
W.O.2 A.S. GILL Mentioned in dispatches  
C/Sgt B. McINTYRE Mentioned in dispatches  
Sgt I. MISSENDEN Mentioned in dispatches  
L/Cpl N.A. LLOYD Mentioned in dispatches  
Maj M.J. CORNWELL G.O.C.s Commendation (N.I.)  
Sgt J.R. THOMAS G.O.C.s Commendation (N.I.)  
Pte S.J. SAUNDERS G.O.C.s Commendation (N.I.)  
L/Cpl D.M. PRENDERGAST C.B.F.s Commendation (Hong Kong) All three Soldiers were personally commended by a senior Royal Hong Kong Police Officer for assisting three police officers who were being attacked by a Chinese Triad gang with clubs. Although off duty at the time they helped to beat off the gang. Pte LITTLEJOHN was slightly injured in the attack but helped one of the policemen who was bleeding heavily into a taxi and escorted him to a nearby hospital
Pte S. LITTLEJOHN C.B.F.s Commendation (Hong Kong) See above
Pte E. WILLIAMS C.B.F.s Commendation (Hong Kong) See above

 

1990

Maj M.J. CORNWELL M.B.E.  
Capt P.J. MULLINGS M.B.E.  
Brig W.A. MACKERETH Mentioned in Dispatches  
Pte I. BAKER

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C.B.F.s Commendation (Hong Kong) Awarded for their part in the aftermath of a grenade explosion at the Gurkhas, Barracks in Sek Kong. After a grenade had exploded in the office of a British Officer serving with the Gurkhas, the two soldiers went to the scene and gave immediate first aid to the officer and other casualty . Their quick and resolute action was unable to save the life of the British Officer, but the Queens Gurkha Officer with him survived and has since made a full recovery
     
Pte J. LEIGHFIELD

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C.B.F.s Commendation (Hong Kong) As Per Pte BAKER above
W.O.2 P.A.G. MAYNARD Royal Humane Society He rescued and revived a civilian who's boat had capsized in the sea in Hong Kong
Pte J.R. EDWARDS

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Royal Humane Society As Per Pte HARRISON below
Pte A.J. HARRISON

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Royal Humane Society Pte HARRISON dived into a choppy sea although not a strong swimmer and rescued a four year old boy who had fallen from a pier. With the help of Pte EDWARDS he managed to get the boy back onto the pier and resuscitate him

 

1991

C/Sgt J.M. HIGGS Bar to B.E.M. Original listed in 1987

 

1992

Brig W.A. MACKERETH A.D.C. to H.M. The Queen  
Maj J.V. VENUS

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M.B.E.  
Maj P BRADLEY M.B.E. Serving with 6th Light Infantry

 

1993

Maj R.B. PADDISON M.B.E.  
W.O.2 A. BRAME M.B.E.  
Maj G.P. BARLOW M.B.E. Mentioned in dispatches  
Maj F.J. CHEDHAM Mentioned in dispatches  
Capt P. DENNIS Mentioned in dispatches  
Sgt R.D. ROWLEY Mentioned in dispatches  
Capt N.W.J. MINTY

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G.O.C.s Commendation  
Lt K.M. SAYERS G.O.C.s Commendation  
C/Sgt S.J. PROBERTS G.O.C.s Commendation  
Sgt P.B. ALDEN G.O.C.s Commendation  
Pte D.M. BELCHER G.O.C.s Commendation  
Pte C.G. CONNOLLY G.O.C.s Commendation  

 

1994

Lt Col M.J. CORNWELL M.B.E. O.B.E. For Service in Bosnia
Lt Col H.M. PURCELL O.B.E.  
Maj P.C. TOMLINSON M.B.E.  
Lt P.W. MUSPRATT Mentioned in dispatches  
Sgt D.B. COUPLAND Mentioned in dispatches  
Col S.W.J. SAUNDERS Queens Commendation for valuable service  
W.O.2 A.B. McINTYRE Queens Commendation for valuable service  
Capt G.J. BROWN G.O.C.s Commendation  
W.O.2 C. SUMNER G.O.C.s Commendation  
Sgt W.A. LEESON G.O.C.s Commendation  
Cpl R.P. BARRACLOUGH G.O.C.s Commendation  
Cpl D.R. HARPER G.O.C.s Commendation  
L/Cpl P. DAVIES G.O.C.s Commendation  
L/Cpl M.J. OVERSON G.O.C.s Commendation  
Pte M.J. GARDNER G.O.C.s Commendation  
Pte P.L. MEAD G.O.C.s Commendation  
Pte K.J. PRICE G.O.C.s Commendation  
 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

The Website team would like to acknowledge the assistance given by Maj John VENUS at RHQ Salisbury in the compilation of this page

 
                             
 
                        
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