MC Citation for 130721 Major Geoffrey Vardon MARTIN

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  1. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    Can anyone help? Searching for the MC Citation awarded for actions at Overloon in October 1944 for Major G.V Martin, CO B Coy, 1/Suffolks. I think he was attached to the Suffolks from the Wiltshire Regiment.

    Cheers

    JB
     
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  3. Mr Jinks

    Mr Jinks Bit of a Cad

    Hello Owen,

    Just in relation to them being downloaded for free ..you can still get them for free if you download a batch ?

    Browse records of other archives | The National Archives

    Click on the `details` and another window opens for an example the first batch `WO 373; 29 March-10 May 1945` order details Free?
    or have I stumbled on a glitch?

    Kyle
     
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  5. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

    Brilliant. Many thanks for that D. The Panther in question is Panther 222 which currently resides in the museum at Overloon. The information board at the museum incorrectly states that 222 was knocked out by men from 2/East Yorkshires and the citation confirms something I'd read elsewhere. They've also replaced some of the PIAT damage as well but that's another issue..

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  6. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball From the North.

  7. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Just found this .
    Recollections and Memoirs - The Collection - The Wardrobe housing The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum

    5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A handwritten account of the landing at Juno Beach, Normandy in June 1944 by Major G V Martin, MC. He was the officer in command of ?B? Company.


    Photo of him here .
    Photographic Print - The Collection - The Wardrobe housing The Rifles Berkshire and Wiltshire Museum
    5th Bn, Royal Berkshire Regiment - A black and white photo of the Officers, probably at Sandbanks, just before D-Day Photographer; Bailey, Bournemouth
     
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