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. 3 CDO BDE Higson, Alexander

    SURNAME Higson FORENAME Alexander UNIT Royal Marines RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1963-1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43492, 17th November 1964, Page 9824
  2. 3 CDO BDE Byrne, Kenneth

    SURNAME Byrne FORENAME Kenneth UNIT Royal Marines RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER PL/X 5599 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1964 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43691, 22nd June 1965, Page 5981
  3. 3 CDO BDE Locke, Reginald Charles

    SURNAME Locke FORENAME Reginald Charles UNIT Royal Marines RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER RM 9137 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1962-1963 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43189, 20th December 1963, Page 10451
  4. 3 CDO BDE Smith, Dennis

    SURNAME Smith FORENAME Dennis UNIT Royal Marines RANK Sergeant NUMBER RM 7626 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1962-1963 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43189, 20th December 1963, Page 10451
  5. 3 CDO BDE Best, James Nigel

    SURNAME Best FORENAME James Nigel UNIT Royal Marines RANK Second Lieutenant (Acting Lieutenant) NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Borneo 1962-1963 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 43189, 20th December 1963, Page 10451
  6. PARAS 2 Fuller, Gregg David

    SURNAME Fuller FORENAME Gregg David UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 25051909 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan, 2006-07 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58396, 19th July 2007, Page 10412
  7. 3 CDO BDE Roughsedge, Mark

    SURNAME Roughsedge FORENAME Mark UNIT Royal Marines RANK Marine NUMBER P057291P AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan, 2006-07 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58396, 19th July 2007, Page 10412
  8. PARAS 2 Carter, Oliver James Arthur

    SURNAME Carter FORENAME Oliver James Arthur UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 25097771 AWARD Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service, Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2006-07 (QCVS), Iraq 2009 (to be dated 11th September 2009) (MiD) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION...
  9. PARAS 2 Hadley, Peter Mark

    SURNAME Hadley FORENAME Peter Mark UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Staff Sergeant NUMBER 24809168 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Iraq 2009 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 59366, 19th March 2010, Page 4837
  10. 3 CDO BDE Brooks, Spencer James

    SURNAME Brooks FORENAME Spencer James UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal NUMBER P058316U AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2009 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 59366, 19th March 2010, Page 4835
  11. 3 CDO BDE Brackstone, David Ashley

    SURNAME Brackstone FORENAME David Ashley UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal NUMBER P051455E AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2009 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 59366, 19th March 2010, Page 4835
  12. 3 CDO BDE Wray, Adrian David

    SURNAME Wray FORENAME Adrian David UNIT Royal Marines RANK Acting Colonel NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  13. 3 CDO BDE Samuelson, Michael John

    SURNAME Samuelson FORENAME Michael John UNIT Royal Marines RANK Lieutenant Colonel NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  14. 3 CDO BDE Rowe, Vivian Noel

    SURNAME Rowe FORENAME Vivian Noel UNIT Royal Marines RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  15. 3 CDO BDE McKinney, Damian Graydon Dennis

    SURNAME McKinney FORENAME Damian Graydon Dennis UNIT Royal Marines RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION holder MBE London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  16. 3 CDO BDE Irving, Damian Francis

    SURNAME Irving FORENAME Damian Francis UNIT Royal Marines RANK Sergeant NUMBER P036523U AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  17. 3 CDO BDE Green, Patrick Neil

    SURNAME Green FORENAME Patrick Neil UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal NUMBER P046998S AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  18. 3 CDO BDE Grant, Andrew Douglas

    SURNAME Grant FORENAME Andrew Douglas UNIT Royal Marines RANK Marine NUMBER P048305Q AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  19. 3 CDO BDE Crawford, Wayne William

    SURNAME Crawford FORENAME Wayne William UNIT Royal Marines RANK Sergeant NUMBER P037567Y AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE op.Haven Northern Iraq 1991 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 52833, 13th February 1992, Page 2579
  20. PARAS 2 Dennehy, Peter David

    SURNAME Dennehy FORENAME Peter David UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 23979434 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland, 1st August 1974 to 31st October 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46527, 24th March 1975, Page 3978
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