3 CDO BDE Clifford, Richard Cormac

John Robertson

Staff member
Richard Cormac
  • UNIT
R.M. Special Boat Service
  • RANK
Lieutenant + Captain (Local Major)

Member of the Order of the British Empire,Queens Commendation for Brave Conduct
Mid Atlantic (QE2 bomb threat) 1972 (QCBC) 1986 (MBE)
born 15.4.1946 East Africa (Bath,Somerset - The Times)
son of R.H.R. Clifford (Colonial Service)
educated Stowe School
commissioned R.M. 1966
40 Commando (Lt) 1966
SBS 1968
3 Special Boat Det.,Amphibious Training Unit (HMS Jufair,Bahrain) 1969-71
SBS,Gibraltar 1971
42 Commando (Major) 1975
SBS for further 20 years
HQ RM Portsmouth
retired 1996 as Major
gamekeeper and conservationist
married Shirley Hawkins 1970 in Bahrain (2 children Andrea and Kit) (divorced)
married Jenny Wiltshire (nee Cardale) 1981 (2 stepchildren Tim and Helen)
died 15.11.2015​
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