Citta Della Pieve
This Action, fought by 78th Division with the 9th Armoured Brigade, resulted in the capture of an outpost position protecting the Trasimene Line
The Honour is borne by the 3rd Hussars.
The 3rd Hussars fought against elite German paratroopers from Orvieto to Citta Della Pieve in Italy in 1944. In the latter, they were ordered to attack with only one Squadron against an enemy that had been reinforced overnight.
They encountered heavy anti-tank and bazooka fire in the narrow streets but together with the 1st East Surreys and the 5th Buffs, they drove the enemy from the town after two days of hard fighting.
This action resulted in the capture of an outpost position protecting the Trasimene Line.