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4th Special Service Brigade

D-Day - Order of battle

Commanding Officer: Brigadier Bernard W. Leicester

 

 
No. 41 (Royal Marine) Commando: Lt. Colonel Eric C. Palmer
  Second-in-Command: Major D. L. Barclay (KIA 7 June 44)
  Adjutant: Captain John A. Taplin
  Intelligence Officer:
  Signal Officer: Lieutenant A. G. Aldis
  Liaison Officer: Lieutenant Kay
  Medical Officer: Captain Cyril. F. Cregan
  Chaplain: Captain/Reverend Caradoc Hughes
  Forward Observation Bombardment (attached):
  Regimental Sergeant Major: RSM E. J. Belcher
    A Troop: Captain C. N. P. Powell
    B Troop: Captain H. F. Morris
    P Troop: Captain W. "Bill" Sloley
    X Troop: Captain H. E. Stratford
    Y Troop: Captain Peter Howes-Dufton (KIA 6 June 44)
    S Troop: Captain Grant
 
No. 46 (Royal Marine) Commando: Lt. Colonel Campbell R. Hardy
  ¬†Second-in-Command : Major Lee
  Adjutant:
  Intelligence Officer:
  Signal Officer:
  Liaison Officer:
  Medical Officer:
  Chaplain:
  Forward Observation Bombardment (attached):
  Regimental Sergeant Major:
    A Troop: Captain H. A.Burton
    B Troop: Captain C. E. Docwra
    X Troop: Captain D. H. Barker
    Y Troop: Captain H. A. Minchin
    Z Troop: Captain J. A.Buscall
    S Troop: Captain J. A. B. Davies
 
No. 47 (Royal Marine) Commando: Lt. Colonel Cecil F. Philiips
  Second-in-Command: Major P. M. "Paddy" Donnell
  Adjutant: Captain P. Spencer
  Intelligence Officer:
  Signal Officer :
  Liaison Officer :
  Medical Officer: Captain John Forfar
  Chaplain: Captain/Reverend Haw
  Forward Observation Bombardment (attached): Lieutenant Irwin
  Regimental Sergeant Major: RSM Dollery
    A Troop: Captain T. F. Cousins
    B Troop: Captain Isherwood
    X Troop: Captain D. H. Walton
    Y Troop: Captain O'Connell
    Z Troop:
    S Troop:
 
No. 48 (Royal Marine) Commando: Lt. Colonel James C. Moulton
    Second-in-Command: Major Sanders
    Adjutant: Captain Dan Flunder
    Intelligence Officer: Lieutenant Harold Smedley
    Signal Officer:
    Liaison Officer: Captain de Frieses
    Medical Office: Captain David M. de R. Winsor
    Chaplain: Captain/Reverend John Armstrong
    Forward Observation Bombardment (attached): Captain Jim Tyrer
    ¬†Regimental Sergeant Major: RSM Colin Travers
    A Troop: Captain Mike Reynolds
    B Troop: Captain James Lawry Perry (KIA 6 June 44)
    X Troop: Captain Hoare
    Y Troop: Captain Derick Roderick De Stacpoole
    Z Troop: Captain Frederick Charles Laurence Lennard (KIA 6 June 44)
    S Troop: Captain Geoff Linnell