distinguished service order

The Distinguished Service Order (DSO) is a military decoration of the United Kingdom, and formerly of other parts of the Commonwealth, awarded for meritorious or distinguished service by officers of the armed forces during wartime, typically in actual combat. Since 1993 it has been awarded specifically for 'highly successful command and leadership during active operations', with all ranks being eligible.
  1. 22 SAS Whistler, Andrew John

    SURNAME Whistler FORENAME Andrew John UNIT 22 SAS RANK Major NUMBER 499790 AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Regiment of Fusiliers holder MBE London Gazette 53653, 25th April 1994, Page 6169 (DSO)
  2. 3 CDO BDE Tweed, David Gratiaen

    SURNAME Tweed FORENAME David Gratiaen UNIT Royal Marines (40 Commando) RANK Captain (acting Major) (MiD), Major (MiD Malaya) Lieutenant Colonel (DSO) NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches x 2, Distinguished Service Order PLACE Good services 21st Army Group (MiD), Malaya (MiD), Near...
  3. 3 CDO BDE Tailyour, Norman Hastings

    SURNAME Tailyour FORENAME Norman Hastings UNIT Royal Marines (27 Battalion Royal Marines + 45 Commando) RANK Captain (MiD, DSO), Lieutenant Colonel (DSO Bar), Major General (CB) NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches x 2, Distinguished Service Order + Bar, Companion of the Order of the...
  4. 3 CDO BDE Shuldham, Edward Thomas Gahan

    SURNAME Shuldham FORENAME Edward Thomas Gahan UNIT Royal Marines (41 Independent Commando) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Korea ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 39660, 30th September 1952, Page 5207
  5. PARAS 2 Lorimer, John Gordon

    SURNAME Lorimer FORENAME John Gordon UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Major (MBE), Brigadier (DSO) NUMBER 515336 AWARD Member of the Order of the British Empire, Distinguished Service Order PLACE 1997 (MBE), Afghanistan, 2007 (DSO) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 54794, 13th...
  6. 3 CDO BDE Norman, Jaimie McCoy

    SURNAME Norman FORENAME Jaimie McCoy UNIT Royal Marines RANK Captain (DSO), Colonel (OBE) NUMBER N029343C AWARD Distinguished Service Order, Officer of the Order of the British Empire PLACE Afghanistan 2007 (DSO), 2020 (OBE) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58633, 7th March...
  7. COASTWATCHERS Kennedy, Donald Gilbert

    SURNAME Kennedy FORENAME Donald Gilbert UNIT New Zealand Forces (New Georgia,Solomon Islands) RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order, Navy Cross (US) PLACE New Georgia,Solomon Islands ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 03.1898, Springhills, New Zealand father Robert...
  8. EOD Dutton, Brian Frederick

    SURNAME Dutton FORENAME Brian Frederick UNIT Portsmouth and Medway Clearance Diving Team + Fleet Clearance Diving Team 1,Royal Navy RANK Lieutenant + Lieutenant Commander NUMBER AWARD Queen's Gallantry Medal, Distinguished Service Order PLACE North Sea (off Felixstowe) 1974 (QGM)...
  9. V FORCE Burnett, John Stuart Frederick Andrew Forbes

    SURNAME Burnett FORENAME John Stuart Frederick Andrew Forbes UNIT V Force RANK Lieutenant + T/Major NUMBER 162694 AWARD Distinguished Service Order,Military Cross PLACE Burma 1943 (MC) Burma 1944-45 (DSO) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Argyll and Sutherland...
  10. V FORCE Foster, Gretton Francis

    SURNAME Foster FORENAME Gretton Francis UNIT V Force RANK A/Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 217359 AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Burma 1945 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Suffolk Regiment born 26.1.1918 Coggeshall, Essex son of M.E. and Mrs Foster, Stuart House...
  11. 3 CDO BDE James, Paul Melvyn

    SURNAME James FORENAME Paul Melvyn UNIT R.M. 40 Commando (Commanding Officer) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER N028434H AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Afghanistan 2010 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 59737, 25th March 2011, Page 5640
  12. PARAS 2 Harrison, Andrew Sean David (Andy)

    SURNAME Harrison FORENAME Andrew Sean David (Andy) UNIT 2 Para (Commanding Officer 2010) RANK Major (QCVS) + A/Colonel (MBE), Lieutenant Colonel (DSO) NUMBER 527291 AWARD Member of the Order of the British Empire, Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service, Distinguished Service...
  13. PARAS 2 Hicks, Gareth Elwyn John

    SURNAME Hicks FORENAME Gareth Elwyn John UNIT Para RANK Major NUMBER 544917 AWARD Distinguished Service Order, Member of the Order of the British Empire PLACE Afghanistan 2010 (MBE) Rest of the World 2011 (DSO) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 59924, 30th September...
  14. SOE Appleyard, John Geoffrey

    SURNAME Appleyard FORENAME John Geoffrey UNIT 62 Commando (SSRF) RANK Captain (A/Major) NUMBER 86639 AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Europe (London Gazette 28.1.1943) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed with SAS - see Roll of Honour
  15. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS King, Gordon Grimley

    SURNAME King FORENAME Gordon Grimley UNIT 2/6 Independent Company RANK Captain NUMBER NX71008 AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE New Guinea 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 22.9.1918 Sydney,New South Wales resided 2 Park Avenue,Gordon,New South Wales son of Ralph W...
  16. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS Fleay, Norman Lawrence

    SURNAME Fleay FORENAME Norman Lawrence UNIT 2/7 Cavalry Commando Regiment RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER WX361 AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Papua New Guinea 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 2.12.1917 Wagin,Western Australia husband of Elizabeth Fleay,78 Ninth...
  17. CHINDITS 1943 Aung Thin,

    SURNAME Aung Thin FORENAME UNIT 2 Bn Burma Rifles (HQ Column) RANK Lieutenant (T/Captain) NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE Burma 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  18. US PARAS Batcheller, Herbert F.

    SURNAME Batcheller FORENAME Herbert F. UNIT 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment (Commanding Officer,1 Bn) RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER 0-019939 AWARD Distinguished Service Order (GB) PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  19. FRANCE Bigeard, Marcel

    SURNAME Bigeard FORENAME Marcel UNIT SOE RANK Sous Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order (GB),Croix de Guerre (Fr),Medaille de la Resistance (Fr),Legion of Merit - Commander (US) PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 14.2.1916...
  20. EOD Edwards, Roy Berryman

    SURNAME Edwards FORENAME Roy Berryman UNIT HMS Watchful,Royal Navy RANK Lieutenant Commander NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order PLACE England 1940 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KOAS 1942 - see Roll of Honour
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