On 31 Aug 1942 near HEMEIMAT this NCO was in command of a troop ordered to provide flank protection to his squadron.

When five enemy tanks appeared on his flank he surprised and engaged them from a range of 500 yards, damaging one enemy tank and forcing the remainder to halt.

His prompt action and resource enabled the rest of his squadron to carry out their task.

Later on the same day he closed gaps in the minefield under arty and S.A. fire and although wounded in his head in a bombing attack he refused to be evacuated and remained in command of his troop until dark.

Throughout the day his courage, resource and determination was beyond praise.

RC Kidd
Commanding 4th Queen’s Own Hussars

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