David Alexander (Royal Marines officer)
Alexander served in the East Indies Fleet, and with 45 Commando, and in Malaya, Malta, and the Suez Canal Zone in 1951-1954. From 1954-1957 he was Parade Adjutant, RM Lympstone. He was then Equerry and acting Treasurer to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh 1957-1960.
He attended the Royal Naval Staff College in 1960, and then was on the Directing Staff of the Staff College, Camberley 1962-1965. He was second in command of 45 Commando, in Aden, 1965-1966. In 1966-1969 he was on the staff of the Chief of the Defence Staff, including service with the Secretary of State.
Alexander was made a CB in 1976.