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Major Richard Clifford – obituary – Telegraph

Major Richard Clifford – obituary – Telegraph

Major Richard Clifford of the Royal Marines, who has died aged 69, was a Special Boats Service officer who parachuted into the sea after a bomb-scare in Queen Elizabeth 2.

On the morning of May 18 1972 Clifford was the officer commanding 2nd Special Boat Section when he was told to prepare two men to parachute into the sea. No name or location was given and Clifford decided go himself taking Corporal Tom Jones as his number two.

Source: Major Richard Clifford – obituary – Telegraph