Peter Hellings

Royal Marines general

General Sir Peter William Cradock Hellings, KCB, DSC, MC, DL (1916–1990) was a Royal Marines officer who served as Commandant General Royal Marines from 1968 to 1971.


  • The balls-aching seriousness of life today comes from America and is terrible. In those days everybody was in plain clothes by lunchtime and then the officers and men would have a splendid time playing games or shooting – and we still won wars.
    • Southby-Tailyour, Ewen (1998). Blondie – a Biography of Lieutenant–Colonel H. G. Hasler DSO OBE RM. Leo Cooper. p. 10. ISBN 9780850525168

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