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 Porter-Wright, John

    SURNAME Porter-Wright FORENAME John UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Major NUMBER 445946 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland, 1st May - 31st July 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46456, 6th January 1975, Page 222
  2. PARAS 2 Howe, Adrian Bruce

    SURNAME Howe FORENAME Adrian Bruce UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 24099137 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland, 1st May - 31st July 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46456, 6th January 1975, Page 222
  3. PARAS 2 Farrell, Graham David

    SURNAME Farrell FORENAME Graham David UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Major NUMBER 461188 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland, 1st May - 31st July 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46456, 6th January 1975, Page 222
  4. 3 CDO BDE Gormley, David John

    SURNAME Gormley FORENAME David John UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal NUMBER P024528R AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Northern Ireland, 1st May - 31st July 1974 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 46456, 6th January 1975, Page 221
  5. PARAS 2 Kerry, Richard Charles

    SURNAME Kerry FORENAME Richard Charles UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Sergeant NUMBER 25082062 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 60813, 21st March 2014, Page 5837
  6. PARAS 2 Hoar, Alexander Francis

    SURNAME Hoar FORENAME Alexander Francis UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Private NUMBER 30027520 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 60813, 21st March 2014, Page 5837
  7. 3 CDO BDE Tucker, Craig

    SURNAME Tucker FORENAME Craig UNIT Royal Marines RANK Corporal NUMBER P064731P AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 60813, 21st March 2014, Page 5837
  8. 3 CDO BDE McNair, Jonathan Robert

    SURNAME McNair FORENAME Jonathan Robert UNIT Royal Marines RANK Acting Corporal NUMBER P061430J AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2013 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 60813, 21st March 2014, Page 5837
  9. PARAS 2 Walker, Steven Michael

    SURNAME Walker FORENAME Steven Michael UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 25194278 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Iraq 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4086
  10. PARAS 2 Beaumont, Steven

    SURNAME Beaumont FORENAME Steven UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 24954980 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Iraq 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4086
  11. PARAS 2 Tidmarsh, Stephen George

    SURNAME Tidmarsh FORENAME Stephen George UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Warrant Officer Class 2 NUMBER 25025405 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4083
  12. PARAS 2 Sharpe, Craig Michael

    SURNAME Sharpe FORENAME Craig Michael UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Private NUMBER 25195316 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4083
  13. PARAS 2 Russell, George Scott

    SURNAME Russell FORENAME George Scott UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 25053701 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4084
  14. PARAS 2 North, Ryan Ashley

    SURNAME North FORENAME Ryan Ashley UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Private NUMBER 25156167 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4084
  15. PARAS 2 Leitch, Daniel Bruce

    SURNAME Leitch FORENAME Daniel Bruce UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Colour Sergeant NUMBER 25028325 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4084
  16. PARAS 2 Kinnell, Daniel James

    SURNAME Kinnell FORENAME Daniel James UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Private NUMBER 25184431 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4084
  17. PARAS 2 Keir, Hugh Patrick

    SURNAME Keir FORENAME Hugh Patrick UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 25113160 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4084
  18. PARAS 2 Haywood, Andrew David

    SURNAME Haywood FORENAME Andrew David UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Lance Corporal NUMBER 24889766 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4083
  19. PARAS 2 Hawthorne, Thomas Barry

    SURNAME Hawthorne FORENAME Thomas Barry UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Corporal NUMBER 25148147 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4083
  20. PARAS 2 Aiken, Samuel Barratt

    SURNAME Aiken FORENAME Samuel Barratt UNIT Parachute Regiment RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 565197 AWARD Mention in Despatches PLACE Afghanistan 2008 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION London Gazette 58999, 6th March 2009, Page 4083
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