mention in despatches

To be mentioned in dispatches (or despatches, MiD) describes a member of the armed forces whose name appears in an official report written by a superior officer and sent to the high command, in which their gallant or meritorious action in the face of the enemy is described.

In some countries, a service member's name must be mentioned in dispatches as a condition for receiving certain decorations.
  1. PARAS 2 Rimmer, Nathan

    SURNAME Rimmer FORENAME Nathan UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 24919407 AWARD Mention In Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2011 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 60095, 23rd March 2012, Page 5849
  2. EOD Brammah, Allan Norman

    SURNAME Brammah FORENAME Allan Norman UNIT 321 EOD Unit, Royal Army Ordnance Corps RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 23835033 AWARD Mention In Despatches PLACE Ireland, 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION See Roll of Honour
  3. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Whitley, William Marriner

    SURNAME Whitley FORENAME William Marriner UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 7 RANK Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class NUMBER D/MX 73499 AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  4. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Mortiboys, Ralph James

    SURNAME Mortiboys FORENAME Ralph James UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Engine Room Artificer Fourth Class NUMBER P/MX 79142 AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  5. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Malcolm, Alastair David

    SURNAME Malcolm FORENAME Alastair David UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Acting Sub Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  6. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Nelson, Tom John

    SURNAME Nelson FORENAME Tom John UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 5 RANK Sub Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  7. X CRAFT AND CHARIOTS Whittam, Lionel Barnett

    SURNAME Whittam FORENAME Lionel Barnett UNIT R.N.V.R. HM Submarine X 7 RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Tirpitz (Op.Source) 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  8. 3 CDO BDE Gardner, James Patrick

    SURNAME Gardner FORENAME James Patrick UNIT Royal Marines RANK Lieutenant (MC) Captain (Local Major) (MiD) NUMBER AWARD Military Cross, Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya January - June 1952 (MC), Borneo 1963-1964 (MiD) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 21.10.1952 London...
  9. 3 CDO BDE Clark, Ian Campbell

    SURNAME Clark FORENAME Ian Campbell UNIT 42 Commando RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches (posthumous) PLACE Borneo ADDITIONAL INFORMATION See roll of honour
  10. PARAS 2 Preston, Frederick John (Rev.)

    SURNAME Preston FORENAME Frederick John (Rev.) UNIT 3 Para (Royal Army Chaplain's Department) RANK Chaplain to the Forces Fourth Class NUMBER 457888 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Radfan,Aden 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43641, 30th April 1965, Page 4349
  11. PARAS 2 Smith, Malcolm William

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Malcolm William UNIT 3 Para RANK Private NUMBER 23712178 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Radfan, Aden 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION See Roll of Honour London Gazette 43641, 30th April 1965, Page 4349
  12. PARAS 2 Holdsworth, Robert John

    SURNAME Holdsworth FORENAME Robert John UNIT 3 Para RANK Private NUMBER 23522970 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Radfan, Aden 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43641, 30th April 1965, Page 4349
  13. PARAS 2 Altass, Derek

    SURNAME Altass FORENAME Derek UNIT 3 Para RANK Warrant Officer Second Class NUMBER 22773888 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Radfan, Aden 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 28.9.1923 Bradford, Yorkshire son of Annie Altass enlisted January 1941 King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 6...
  14. SOE Allan, John Arthur Briscoe

    SURNAME Allan FORENAME John Arthur Briscoe UNIT Force 136 SOE RANK Captain (T/Major) NUMBER 224658 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya 1944-45 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit South Staffordshire Regiment born 30.11.1911 Bray,Rathdown,Co.Wicklow,Ireland son of George and...
  15. PARAS 2 Wilson, Thomas David

    SURNAME Wilson FORENAME Thomas David UNIT 2 Para (B Company) RANK Private NUMBER 25212861 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of Major David Wilson, Joint Service Signal Unit (QCVS for Iraq 2008) entered Army January 2006 London Gazette...
  16. 22 SAS Brunton, Frederick James (Freddie)

    SURNAME Brunton FORENAME Frederick James (Freddie) UNIT Regimental Medical Officer RANK Captain NUMBER 419044 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Malaya 1952 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Royal Army Medical Corps b.18 December 1926 d.24 February 2003 MB BS Lond(1950)...
  17. DAMBUSTERS Lloyd, Thomas Williams

    SURNAME Williams FORENAME Thomas Williams UNIT 617 Squadron,R.A.F.V.R. RANK Squadron Leader NUMBER 84133 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE London Gazette 1.1.1944 and 8.6.1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  18. ZSU Cream, Ronald Joseph Verdun (Percy)

    SURNAME Cream FORENAME Ronald Joseph Verdun (Percy) UNIT Z Special Unit (AIF) RANK Corporal NUMBER WX 13199 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE New Guinea 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 11.7.1916 Nabawa,Western Australia next of kin Jane Cream married 06.03.1954, Perth, Australia...
  19. AUSTRALIAN COMMANDOS Evans, Cecil Frank

    SURNAME Evans FORENAME Cecil Frank (Snow) UNIT M Special Unit RANK Corporal NUMBER NX 31359 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE New Guinea 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 24.3.1919 Leichhardt,New South Wales enlisted 11.6.1940 Paddington,New South Wales next of kin Frank Evans...
  20. PARAS 2 Kalinski, Richard Ryszad

    SURNAME Kalinski FORENAME Richard Ryszad UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 24088121 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Falklands 1982 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 49134, 8th October 1982, Page 12853
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