105460 Roger James Allen COURTNEY, MC, KRRC & SBS

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  1. dbf

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    Personal Number: 105460
    Rank: Captain
    Name: Roger James Allen COURTNEY, MC
    Unit: King's Royal Rifle Corps attached Layforce

    London Gazette : 9 May 1939
    2nd Lt. R. J. A. Courtney, late T.A. Res. of Off. (7th Bn. W. York R.), relinquishes the rank of 2nd Lt. on enlistment into the ranks. 20th Mar. 1939.

    London Gazette : 28 November 1939
    The undermentioned to be 2nd Lts.: —
    29th Nov. 1939:—
    Corpl. Roger James Allen COURTNEY (105460), from K.R.R.C.

    London Gazette : 21 October 1941
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the undermentioned awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in the Middle East:—
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant (temporary Captain) Roger James Allen Courtney (105460), The King's Royal Rifle Corps.

    London Gazette : 7 November 1947
    The following Officers are awarded the Efficiency Medal (Territorial) 2nd Clasp: —
    The King's Royal Rifle Corps.
    Capt. R. J. A. COURTNEY, M.C. (2239).

    London Gazette : 26 November 1948
    War Subs. Capt. R. J. A. COURTNEY, M.C. (2239), relinquishes his commit., 1st Oct. 1948, and is granted the hon. rank of Maj.
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  3. Rob Crane

    Rob Crane Member

    MC was for reconnaissance of beaches on Rhodes with Nigel Willmott ahead of planned Operation Cordite. Willmott later set up COPP (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) which worked closely with 2 SBS in its initial operations.

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