David Alexander (Royal Marines officer)
|Birth name||David Crichton Alexander|
|Born||28 November 1926|
|Died||5 January 2017(aged 90)|
|Years of service||1944–1977|
|Commands held||40 Commando (1969–70)|
|Battles/wars||Second World War
|Awards||Companion of the Order of the Bath|
|Other work||Commandant Scottish Police College (1979–87)|
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.
After attending the Royal College of Defence Studies in 1974 he was promoted to major general and served as Commander Training Group Royal Marines 1975–1977.
Alexander was made a Companion of the Order of the Bath in 1976.
He died on 5 January 2017 at the age of 90.