Decorations and Awards to Members of the Reconnaissance Corps

Discussion in 'Recce' started by Recce_Mitch, Feb 12, 2010.

  1. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Starting a thread on Awards to the Recce Corps. Starting with a list from "This Band of Brothers" by Jeremy Taylor. Did the list as a PDF so as to not have a huge list of names in the thread.

    These list's are not complete especially the MIDs, any additions are most welcome.


    Cheers
    Paul
     

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  2. MyOldDad

    MyOldDad Senior Member

    Well done paul. Superb piece of work.
    Tom.
     
  3. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Paul
    I might have some of the citations for the Airborne Recce chaps if you want them however night take a while as have just disconnected printer etc, so no scanner.
    If you can wait until Ive moved house! then I will do it all then when I am up and properly running again computer wise!

    Regards

    Andy
     
  4. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Paul,

    Well done.

    I looked at Appendix 2 of Only the Enemy in Front, which is the same list, save that the Mentions in Dispatches is just a paragraph, but slightly different from your list.

    I Quote.

    In all, 492 Mentions inm Despatches were awarded to the Corps. Of these, eleven were second mentions, giving a total of 481 individuals who received. A significant number of these men-thirty-three-were also recipients of other awards with one officer, Lieutenant-Colonel E A S "Raddy" Brett of 1 Recce, awarded the DSO as well as two Mentions.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  5. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Tom, Corrected typo in file.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  6. massimo.alvisi

    massimo.alvisi Junior Member

    Hi Paul
    I got in it another officer of my BRETT Fask Force reserch!!!

    Ciao a tutti
    Massimo
     
  7. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Consistently, the most medals won by units, are the Royal Engineers. It certainly was in Monty's Ironsides, for there, the Sappers won 43. With far less men than the infantry battalion's, or come to that. Any other regiments or Corps.
    Sapper
     
  8. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    Excellent research Paul.

    All awards given to 53rd Reconnaissance Regiment are listed here including Commander in Chiefs Certificate for Gallantry and Good Service.

    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/allied-units/22945-53rd-reconnaissance-regiment.html

    Paul, what is the best way to send you a copy of the transcribed war diary you asked for? I have tried to scan it as a PDF but the file is massive. If you PM your address I could photocopy it and send it via snail mail?

    Also another copy of this band of brothers has popped up on ebay if anyone is interested, still out of my price range at this point in time!!
     
  9. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Dave PM sent

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  10. dave3164

    dave3164 @davidcarter1978

    PM'd back

    Dave
     
  11. madmick

    madmick Junior Member

    Starting a thread on Awards to the Recce Corps. Starting with a list from "This Band of Brothers" by Jeremy Taylor. Did the list as a PDF so as to not have a huge list of names in the thread.

    Cheers
    Paul
    Hi Mitch,
    I am new member to the Forum. My father 6918419 WS/SGT Leslie "Chunkie" Dunn MM, 5th (3rd Tower Hamlets Rifles) Recce Rgt, seems to be omitted from your list of Awards. I guess that this was due to the Regimental Records being fire damaged in Palestine. The subsequent Roll of Honour was then compiled from memory by the Adj Cliffe Prince. Dad is still with us, he is 90 tomorrow, and we are off to Italy with Poopy Travel in October.
     
  12. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

  13. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Mick, Welcome to the forum. I have your fathers name and am still in the process of obtaining the citations (free) from the NA. Where in Italy are you going to travel? Are any cemeteries included in your trip? Have updated file with your fathers name.

    Cheers
    Paul
     
  14. Smudger Jnr

    Smudger Jnr Our Man in Berlin

    Mick,

    Hello and welcome to the forum.

    Regards
    Tom
     
  15. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name David Allsopp
    Rank: Temporary Captain, Lieutenant
    Service No: 105457
    Regiment: 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron
    Theatre: Foreign to British: Netherlands
    Award: Bronze Lion
    London Gazette: 08 November 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/144
     
  16. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Cecil Charles Bolton
    Rank: Trooper
    Service No: 6105318
    Regiment: 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron
    Theatre: Foreign to British: Netherlands
    Award: Dutch Bronze Cross
    London Gazette: 08 November 1945
    ReferenceWO 373/144
     

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  17. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

  18. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Thomas Joseph Firbank
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 149129
    Regiment: 1st Airborne Division Reconnaissance Squadron, Coldstream Guards
    Theatre: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    London Gazette: 13 January 1944
    ReferenceWO 373/4
     

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  19. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Douglas Galbraith
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 240321
    Regiment: 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron
    Theatre : North West Europe 1944-45
    Award: Military Cross
    London Gazette: 21 December 1944
    ReferenceWO 373/49
     

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  20. Recce_Mitch

    Recce_Mitch Very Senior Member

    Name Charles Frederick Howard Gough
    Rank: Captain
    Service No: 31420
    Regiment: 1st Airborne Reconnaissance Squadron
    Theatre: Italy
    Award: Military Cross
    London Gazette: 27 January 1944
    ReferenceWO 373/4
     

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