Seeking a MC Citation - Lt. Peter Prescott 2/Grenadier Guards

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  1. 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.

    JB
     
  2. Tricky Dicky

    Tricky Dicky Don'tre member

    Reference: WO 373/49/652
    Description:
    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

    TD
     
  3. dbf

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    3rd August 1944:

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  5. 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.
     
  6. 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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  7. Jonathan Ball

    Jonathan Ball It's a way of life.

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

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

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