3 CDO BDE Mottram, John Frederick

John Robertson

Administrator
Staff member
  • SURNAME
Mottram
  • FORENAME
John Frederick
  • UNIT
R.M. 3 Commando Brigade (Brigade Major) + 40 Commando (C.O.)
  • RANK
Major + Lieutenant Colonel
  • NUMBER
  • AWARD
Officer of the British Empire,Mention in Despatches
  • PLACE
1969 (OBE) Northern Ireland 1972-73 (MiD)
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 9.6.1930
educated Enfield Technical College
joined R.M. October 1948
Sword of Honour on completion of training
42 Commando 1951
Special Boat Service 1950s (squadron commander)
HMS Loch Lomond (RM Detachment) 1957
Parade Adjutant,Infantry Training Centre
graduated Army Staff College 1963
Ministry of Defence (Staff of Commandant General)
Extra Equerry to the Duke of Edinburgh
Major 1965
42 Commando
Brigade Major,3 Commando Brigade
Army Staff College (directing staff)
40 Commando (C.O.) (Lt Col) 23.3.1972-20.2.1974
US Naval Warfare College,Newport,Rhode Island 1974
Chief of Staff,British Defence Staff,Washington,D.C. 1975-77
award L.V.O.
Ministry of Defence (Staff of Commandant General)
Major General 1980
O.C. R.M. Training and Reserve Force
award C.B. on retirement 1983
married Jenny 1956 (2 children)
died 27.4.1998
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