300820 (2623772) Peter George Addington PRESCOTT, MC, 2 Grenadier Guards

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  1. dbf

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    Personal Number: 300820
    Army Number: 2623772
    Rank: Brigadier
    Name: Peter George Addington PRESCOTT, MC
    Unit: 2 Grenadier Guards

    London Gazette : 24 December 1943
    The undermentioned Cadets to be 2nd Lts. 21st Nov. 1943:—
    Gren. G'ds.
    2623772 Peter George Addington PRESCOTT (300820).

    London Gazette : 21 December 1944
    The KING has been graciously pleased to approve the following awards in recognition of gallant and distinguished services in North West Europe: —
    The Military Cross.
    Lieutenant Peter George Addington Prescott (300876), Grenadier Guards (Camberley).

    London Gazette : 27 June 1947
    Gren. G'ds.
    The undermentioned 2nd Lts. from Emerg. Commns. to be Lts , 28th June 1947, with seniority as shown:—
    (War Subs. Lt.) Peter George Addington PRESCOTT. M.C. (300820), 22nd Mar. 1947.

    London Gazette : 21 September 1951
    Gren. G'ds.
    Lt. P. G. A. PRESCOTT, M.C. (300820), to be Capt., 22nd Sept. 1951.

    London Gazette : 30 June 1970
    Commands and Staff
    The undermentioned Cols, and Lt.-Cols. to be Brigs., 30th Jun. 1970:
    P. G. A. PRESCOTT, M.C (300820) from Gren. Gds.

    London Gazette : 14 June 1977
    31st May 1977.
    Brig. Peter George Addington PRESCOTT, M.C. (300820) late GREN. GDS. is appointed Aide de Camp to The QUEEN, 30th Mar. 1977, in an existing vacancy.

    London Gazette : 20 November 1979
    23rd October 1979
    Brig. Thomas Alexander GIBSON, C.B.E. (380091) late D.E.R.R. is appointed Aide-de-Camp to The QUEEN 22nd Sep. 1979, in succession to Brig. Peter George Addington PRESCOTT, M.C. (300820) retired.
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  2. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Would anyone have access to this citation? I'm hoping it's for the actions of 20 September 1944. Peter Prescott's tank led the attack towards Hunner Park in Nijmegen which set up the capture of the bridge over the Waal by Peter Robinson's troop.

    Thanks in advance.

  3. Tricky Dicky

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    Reference: WO 373/49/652
    Name Prescott, Peter George Addington
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 300820
    Regiment: 2 Armoured Grenadier Guards
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 21 December 1944
    Folio: 927
    Date: 1944
    Held by: The National Archives, Kew
    Legal status: Public Record(s)
    Closure status: Open Document, Open Description

    Recommendation for Award for Prescott, Peter George Addington Rank: Lieutenant ... | The National Archives downloadable for £3.50 if no one already has a copy

  4. dbf

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    3rd August 1944:

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  6. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Thanks, Diane. Great stuff. Peter Prescott's tank led the advance of the Grenadier Guards towards Hunnerpark and after his tank was disabled continued firing support of the Infantry of 1/Grenadier Guards. I was thinking perhaps that was what the MC may have been for.

    Love this forum, learn something new every day.
  7. Owen

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    He gets a mention in the regimental history for that day.

    ...Lieut PGA Prescott's tank was hit by an enormous shell and blew up ...
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  8. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

    Another nice little detail. Thanks, Owen.
  9. Owen

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    A few pages from the Regimental history Volume 1 by Forbes for the date you mentioned.

    Attached Files:

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