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List Of Royal Marines Full Generals
This is a list of full generals in the Royal Marines. The rank of General (United Kingdom), general (or ''full general'' to distinguish it from the lower general officer ranks) is the highest rank currently achievable by serving officers in the Royal Marines although no dedicated Royal Marines full general posts currently exist, unless they serve in tri-service positions. From the post's inception in 1943 up until 1977 the professional head of the Royal Marines, the Commandant General Royal Marines, Commandant General, held the rank of full general but since that time he has been of lower general officer rank. The rank of general is immediately superior to Lieutenant-general (United Kingdom), lieutenant-general. See also * List of British Army full generals * List of Royal Navy admirals * List of Royal Air Force air chief marshals References

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Royal Marines
The Corps of Royal Marines (RM) is an amphibious Amphibious means able to use either land or water. In particular it may refer to: * ''Amphibious'' (film), a 2010 film * Amphibious aircraft An amphibious aircraft or amphibian is an aircraft An aircraft is a vehicle that is able to fl ... light infantry Light infantry is a designation applied to certain types of foot soldiers () throughout history, typically having lighter equipment or or a more mobile or fluid function than other types of infantry, such as or . Historically, light infantry ... and also one of the five fighting arms of the Royal Navy The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's naval warfare force. Although warships were used by Kingdom of England, English and Kingdom of Scotland, Scottish kings from the early medieval period, the first major maritime engagements were foug .... The marines can trace their origins back to the formation of the English Army

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Samuel James Graham
Samuel ''Šəmūʾēl''; ar, إِشْمَوِيل ' or '; el, Σαμουήλ ''Samouḗl''; la, Samūēl is a figure who, in the narratives of the Hebrew Bible, plays a key role in the transition from the period of the biblical judges to the institution of a Kingdom of Israel (united monarchy), kingdom under Saul, and again in the transition from Saul to David. He is venerated as a prophet by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. In addition to his role in the Hebrew Scriptures, Samuel is mentioned in the New Testament, in rabbinic literature, rabbinical literature, and in the second chapter of the Qur'an (although here not by name). He is also treated in the fifth through seventh books of Josephus's ''Antiquities of the Jews'', written in the first century CE (AD). He is first called the Seer in Books of Samuel, 1 Samuel 9:9. Biblical account Family Samuel's mother was Hannah (biblical figure), Hannah and his father was Elkanah. Elkanah lived at Ramathaim-Zophim, Ramathaim in ...
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Malcolm Cartwright-Taylor
General (United Kingdom), General Sir Malcolm Cartwright Cartwright-Taylor, (29 October 1911 – 5 November 1969) was a British Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1962 to 1965. Military career Educated at Rugby School, Cartwright-Taylor was Commissioned officer, commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1930 and served in the Second World War in the battleship , at the Royal Marines Depot at Exton, Devon, Exton and at Headquarters, 117th Infantry Brigade Royal Marines, 117th Infantry Brigade.Sir Malcolm Cartwright Cartwright-Taylor
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He was appointed Fleet Royal Marines Officer for the South Atlantic Station, South Atlantic Fleet in 1950, Major General Royal Marines at Plymouth in 1959 and Commandant General Royal Marines in 1962.
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Ian Riches
General (United Kingdom), General Sir Ian Hurry Riches, (27 September 1908 – 23 December 1996) was a Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1959 to 1962. Military career Educated at University College School, Riches joined the Royal Marines in 1927.Debrett's People of Today 1994 He served in the Second World War and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his service during the Italian Campaign (World War II), Italian Campaign. He became commanding officer of 42 Commando in 1948, commander of 3 Commando Brigade in 1954, and commander of the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines, Infantry Training Centre Royal Marines in 1955. He went on to be General Officer Commanding the Portsmouth Group of the Royal Marines in 1957 and Commandant General Royal Marines in 1959 before retiring in 1962. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath in the 1960 Birthday Honours. In retirement Riches became a Regional Director of Civil D ...
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Campbell Hardy
General (United Kingdom), General Sir Campbell Richard Hardy, (24 May 1906 – 29 July 1984) was a Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1955 to 1959. Military career Educated at Felsted School, Hardy was Commissioned officer, commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1924 and qualified as Physical Training Officer.Sir Campbell Richard Hardy
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He served in the Second World War, being appointed as the first Commanding Officer of 46 Commando from 1943 and was awarded the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) for his "gallant and distinguished services while operating with the Army in Normandy" This was followed by the award of a Medal bar, Bar to his DSO for "Courage, example and enthusiasm during commando operations in Northern Europe", before he transferred to ...
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John Westall
General (United Kingdom), General Sir John Chaddesley Westall, ( 2 July 1901 – 30 September 1986) was a New Zealand Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1952 to 1955. Military career Born in Napier, New Zealand, Napier, New Zealand, Westall joined the Royal Marines in 1919.Sir John Chaddesley Westall
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He served in the Second World War as a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in Singapore and British Malaya, Malaya from 1939 and as a Staff Officer in intelligence activities in India and Burma from 1942 before becoming a Staff Officer at the Director of Naval Intelligence Department in the British Admiralty, Admiralty in 1944. After the war he became Commander of Infantry Training Centre, Royal Marines and then a Staff Officer in ...
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Leslie Hollis
General (United Kingdom), General Sir Leslie Chasemore Hollis, (9 February 1897 – 9 August 1963) was a Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1949 to 1952. Military career Hollis was Officer (armed forces), commissioned into the Royal Marine Light Infantry in 1914 and served in the First World War in the Grand Fleet and the Harwich Force.Sir Leslie Chasemore Hollis
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Between the wars he attended the Royal Naval College, Greenwich from 1927 to 1928, and later served on the staff of the Cape of Good Hope Station, Commander-in-Chief Africa Station and of the Plans Division at the British Admiralty, Admiralty before being appointed Assistant Secretary of the Committee of Imperial Defence in 1936.
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Dallas Brooks
General A general officer is an officer of high rank in the armies, and in some nations' air forces, space forces, or marines Marines or naval infantry, are typically a military force trained to operate on Littoral Zone, littoral zone in suppo ... Sir Reginald Alexander Dallas Brooks, (22 August 1896 – 22 March 1966) was a British military commander who went on to become the 19th and longest-serving governor of Victoria The Governor of Victoria is the representative of the monarch A monarch is a head of stateWebster's II New College DictionarMonarch Houghton Mifflin. Boston. 2001. p. 707. Life tenure, for life or until abdication, and therefore the head of sta ..., Australia. Early life Brooks was born on 22 August 1896 at Cambridge Cambridge ( ) is a College town, university city and the county town of Cambridgeshire, England, on the River Cam approximately north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, the population of the Cambridge built-up are ...
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Thomas Hunton
General (United Kingdom), General Sir Thomas Lionel Hunton, (30 October 1885 – 21 April 1970) was a Royal Marines officer who served as the inaugural Commandant General Royal Marines from 1943 to 1946. Early life Hunton was born on 30 October 1885 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, the son on Theodore and Emma Maria Hunton. Military career Hunton joined Royal Marines in 1903 and served in the First World War before becoming Deputy Assistant Adjutant General of the Royal Marines in 1930 and Assistant Adjutant General of the Royal Marines in 1935.Sir Thomas Lionel Hunton
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He served in the Second World War as Commander of the Portsmouth Division of the Royal Marines from 1938 and then as Adjutant General Royal Marines (and Commander of the Royal Marine Division) from 1941: it was under his guid ...
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Lewis Stratford Tollemache Halliday
General (United Kingdom), General Sir Lewis Stratford Tollemache Halliday, (14 May 1870 – 9 March 1966) was an English Royal Marines, Royal Marine officer and a recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth of Nations, Commonwealth forces. Early life Halliday was born in Medstead, Hampshire on 14 May 1870. He was commissioned into the Royal Marines in 1889. Victoria Cross Halliday was 30 years old, and a Captain (land and air), captain in the Royal Marine Light Infantry, during the Boxer Rebellion in China when the following deed took place for which he was awarded the VC. On 24 June 1900 at Peking, China, an attack was made on the British Legation by the Boxers who set fire to the stables and occupied some of the other buildings. It being imperative to drive the enemy out, a hole was knocked in the Legation wall and 20 men of the RMLI went in. Captain Halliday, leading a party of six ...
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William Inglefield Eastman
William is a male given name of Germanic languages, Germanic origin.Hanks, Hardcastle and Hodges, ''Oxford Dictionary of First Names'', Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, , p. 276. It became very popular in the English language after the Norman conquest of England in 1066,All Things William"Meaning & Origin of the Name"/ref> and remained so throughout the Middle Ages and into the modern era. It is sometimes abbreviated "Wm." Shortened familiar versions in English include Will (given name), Will, Willy, Willie, Bill (given name), Bill, and Billy (name), Billy. A common Irish people, Irish form is Liam. Scottish people, Scottish diminutives include Wull, Willie or Wullie (see Oor Wullie or Douglas (play)#Theme and response, Douglas for example). Female forms are Willa, Willemina, Willamette, Wilma (given name), Wilma and Wilhelmina (given name), Wilhelmina. Etymology William is related to the given name ''Wilhelm'' (cf. Proto-Germanic ᚹᛁᛚᛃᚨᚺᛖᛚᛗᚨᛉ, ''*Wilja ...
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James Henry Bor
James is a common English language surname and given name: *James (name), the typically masculine first name James * James (surname), various people with the last name James James or James City may also refer to: People * King James (other), various kings named James * Saint James (other) * James (musician) * James, brother of Jesus Places Canada * James Bay, a large body of water * James, Ontario United Kingdom * James College, York, James College, a college of the University of York United States * James, Georgia, an unincorporated community * James, Iowa, an unincorporated community * James City, North Carolina * James City County, Virginia ** James City (Virginia Company) ** James City Shire * James City, Pennsylvania * St. James City, Florida Arts, entertainment, and media * James (2005 film), ''James'' (2005 film), a Bollywood film * James (2008 film), ''James'' (2008 film), an Irish short film * James (2022 film), ''James'' (2022 film), an Indian Kannada ...
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