Sgt Sutton showed exceptional courage and endurance throughout the first fourteen days of the operations.

He was the wireless operator in his Squadron Leader’s tank and was responsible for the maintenance of wireless communication within the Squadron which proved excellent, especially during the eleven days that the squadron was in continuous action during this period.

On the 1st December 1941, after his tank had been destroyed at Sidi Rezegh, it was due to his coolness and complete disregard to personal safety that he was able, with the help of a comrade, to assist his wounded gunner to another tank some distance away whilst under very heavy fire.

Commanding Officer
8th Hussars

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