John Richards (Royal Marines officer)
|Sir John Richards|
|Born||21 February 1927|
|Died||5 October 2004(aged 77)|
|Years of service||1945–1981|
|Commands held||45 Commando
3 Commando Brigade
|Awards||Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath
Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order
Lieutenant-General Sir John Charles Chisholm Richards KCB KCVO (21 February 1927 – 5 October 2004) was Her Majesty's Marshal of the Diplomatic Corps in the Royal Household of the Sovereign of the United Kingdom from 1982 to 1991.
Educated at Worksop College, Richards joined the Royal Marines in 1945. He was appointed Commanding Officer of 45 Commando in 1968, Commander of 42 Commando in 1972 and Commander of 3 Commando Brigade in 1975 before becoming Commandant General Royal Marines in 1977 and retiring in 1981.
In 1953 he married Audrey Hidson; they had two sons and one daughter.
- Debrett's People of Today 1994
- Combat Zone
- Catto, Henry E. (1998). Ambassadors at sea: the high and low adventures of a diplomat. University of Texas Press. p. 242. ISBN 978-0-292-71212-6. Retrieved 10 September 2010.
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