During the period 12 June 42 until he was wounded on 2 Sept this officer has been continually in action and on every occasion he has shown courage and devotion to duty to a most marked and exceptional degree.

A typical example of this was seen on 2 Sept 42 near HEMEIMAT when he was in command of a troop of light tanks ordered to take part in an attack on enemy artillery and M.T. On this occasion he led his troop over most difficult country in the face of enemy fire and engaged enemy artillery at point blank range.

The dash and determination with which he made his attack was an inspiration to his troop and to the rest of his squadron, and was largely responsible for the success of an operation in which over 80 enemy vehicles were destroyed.

RGH Kidd
Lt Col
Cmdg 4th Queen’s Own Hussars

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