During operations from July to end of Dec the N.C.O’s leadership, bravery and coolness under fire have been an example to all.
In July he had his tank knocked out by an SP gun but stayed in position observing and reporting on the enemy’s movement.
In Sept when crossing a river, his Stuart tank was blown up on a mine and his operator wounded, he showed complete disregard for his own safety although the crossing was under mortar fire and evacuated his crew and the kit off the tank.
During the recent operations he has commanded a troop of 25 acting as Infantry – conditions at times have been most trying and difficult but by his coolness and leadership he has inspired confidence into his men.
J Congreve, DSO