Throughout the period of operations in the Western Desert Major DS Cripps, by his gallantry and devotion to duty was a constant inspiration to the officers and men under his command.

In particular, in the action in the SIDI AZEIZ area on August 5th, 1940, in rescuing the crew of a broken down tank in the face of heavy fire from enemy tanks all round him he showed complete disregard of danger, and exceptional coolness and gallantry.

Commanding Officer
8th KRI Hussars

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