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Addington, Raymond Thomas Casamajor

Date of birth:
January 27th, 1919 (Quetta, India)
Date of death:
October 28th, 2011
Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


Raymond Thomas Casamajor Addington, the third son of the 6th Viscount Sidmouth served during the war with No. 5 Commando with wich he took part in the Madagascar campaign.
n the winter of 1944-45, Addington was a battery captain with 13th Honourable Artillery Company (HAC) Royal Horse Artillery (RHA). In 1946 he became staff officer for physical training in Eastern Command. He served in Palestine and Egypt in 1948-49, then retired from the Army.
fter studying at the Royal Agricultural College, Cirencester, he farmed the family estate in Wiltshire.

26 Janaury, 1939: 2nd Lieutenant
1 January, 1941: Lieutenant
? Captain (war sub)
1 July, 146: Captain
15 April, 1949: retirement

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Temporary Captain
13th Honourable Artillery Company RHA, 11th Armoured Division, British Army
Awarded on:
June 21st, 1945
"His personal bravery is beyond praise," stated the citation for his award of an MC. "His quiet, competent handling of dangerous situations and disregard of personal safety has been of the highest order."
Military Cross (MC)