3 CDO BDE MacNish, Charles James

3 Para
By Patrick Bishop

Craig Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
MacNish
  • FORENAME
Charles James
  • UNIT
3 Commando Brigade, Royal Marines
  • RANK
Corporal
  • NUMBER
CH/X 4270
  • AWARD
Military Medal
  • PLACE
Malaya, 1st January to 30th June 1952
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
died 22.11.2018
London Gazette 39675, 17th October 1952, Page 5528
 

CITATION:

Military Medal : Since January 1951 Sergeant MACNISH has been on continuous operations in MALAYA commanding a sub section in 'S' Troop, 42 Commando, Royal Marines, with outstanding skill, enthusiasm and determination. Through his own inspiring leadership under very trying and difficult conditions, he has maintained his sub section in a high state of alertness, offensive spirit and battle efficiency. During this period his subsection has killed six and captured two bandits.

On 16th December 1951 on the SUHEI PARI near IPOH, PERAK, Sergeant MACNISH's sub section encountered three armed bandits in a patch of thick undergrowth. With exemplary leadership he rapidly organised his command, surrounded the area and, accompanied by two marines, he entered the thicket. The three bandits were quickly killed.

This and all the other successes of his sub section would not have been possible without his inspiring leadership, aggressive spirit and professional skill which he has maintained throughout his service on anti-bandit operations.

WEB LINKS:

https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/39675/supplement/5528
https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7622099

NATIONAL ARCHIVES:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7622099
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