WW2 Gallantry Recommendations

Discussion in 'Research Material' started by Paul Reed, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    These have long been available on microfilm at TNA in London, but were always a pain to find people in. They are now available to download via the Documents Online site:

    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Recommendations for Honours and Awards (Army)

    You can search for free, and downloads cost £3.50 or are free if done at TNA itself.

    An example of what you get is below. This chap is a distant Great Uncle of mine whom I didn't know existed until these records were digitised!
     

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  2. Owen

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    Cheers Paul, will have a delve later.

    Edit, just noticed his number, 5772197, has him enlisting in Norfolks, rather than RA who he won MM with.
    Royal Norfolk Regiment 5763001 - 5819000 .

    Later edit.Doh! It says that on the form.
     
  3. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    I have just had a quick look through this, wish they had done this before I went through about 40 rolls of microfilm inch by inch!
    However £3.50 is a bit steep, to print one off at the TNA is only 20p! or 25p if you pay cash.

    I may be down their in the next 3 weeks, if I can, so MAY be able to look up one or two if I am able! however I cannot promise anything as I may have to work! (always gets in the way)

    (Now waits for deluge!)

    Regards

    Andy

    PS. If anyone wants any Airborne Citations I have most of them, well the ones I could find!
     
  4. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

    I hate the NA because I'm always getting lost around the website. Is there an equivalent one for the Air Force(s)?
     
  5. Rich Payne

    Rich Payne Rivet Counter 1940 Obsessive

    Thanks for the link Paul. I've just printed off a copy of my Grandfather's MBE recommendation. Quite remarkable to see the signatures of the Commanders of 5 Div, 17 Inf Bde and 2 Northamptons on the document. Wonderful stuff.

    Let's hope that the War Diaries follow !
     
  6. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Hi Paul,

    Thanks to a very good friend of mine, Hugh Vaugh, I have citations for everyone of the NIH who received decorations during WW II - including three recipients of the B.E.M, and one a bar to his D.S.O., whose names are not shown on the regiment's records. Sent copies to the NIH Historian who hopefully will correct things. Hugh sent me not only the citations but copies of the relevant pages from the London Gazette. Wonderful reading!

    Gerry
     
  7. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Tried 5 times to find my Fathers details of military medal, to no avail. Have entered all the info that i know to be true, and variations thereof. Am I doing something wrong? I hope so.
     
  8. Kyt

    Kyt Very Senior Member

  9. Paul Reed

    Paul Reed Ubique MOD

    Glad this was of interest to you all.

    Kyt - there are RAF recommendations but they are only available in the original at Kew, not online. I have never looked at them, except in index form, so no idea what form they take or what decorations they cover.
     
  10. Gerry Chester

    Gerry Chester WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    Tried 5 times to find my Fathers details of military medal, to no avail. Have entered all the info that i know to be true, and variations thereof. Am I doing something wrong?

    Hi,

    PM me with as much of the details you have of your Dad's award. I will pass the info on to my friend Paul. I know that getting the basic details from the London Gazette makes the search a lot easier.

    Cheers, Gerry
     
  11. 51highland

    51highland Very Senior Member

    Thanks Gerry, Kyt sent me a link(thanks Kyt) already had a copy of citation and found all details in Gazette, just wanted to see if it worked better than the Gazette site. It does not for me it seems.
     
  12. Owen

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  13. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    Brian C's two Uncles.
    http://www.ww2talk.com/forum/war-italy/7024-sicily-43-a.html

    Link to Tommy's MM Recommendation at TNA.
    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details

    <TABLE><TBODY><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalplain width="30%">Name </TD><TD class=medalplain width="60%">Moore, Thomas James</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Rank: </TD><TD class=medalplain>Fusilier</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Service No: </TD><TD class=medalplain>6980179</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Regiment: </TD><TD class=medalplain>2 Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Theatre of Combat or Operation: </TD><TD class=medalplain>Sicily</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Award: </TD><TD class=medalplain>Military Medal</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Date of Announcement in London Gazette: </TD><TD class=medalplain>21 October 1943</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>

    William's
    The National Archives | DocumentsOnline | Image Details

    <TABLE><TBODY><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalplain width="30%">Name </TD><TD class=medalplain width="60%">Moore, William</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Rank: </TD><TD class=medalplain>Fusilier</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Service No: </TD><TD class=medalplain>6980318</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Regiment: </TD><TD class=medalplain>2 Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Theatre of Combat or Operation: </TD><TD class=medalplain>Sicily</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Award: </TD><TD class=medalplain>Military Medal</TD></TR><TR class=medalRow><TD class=medalheader>Date of Announcement in London Gazette: </TD><TD class=medalplain>18 November 1943</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
     
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  17. sapper

    sapper WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    I was awarded the Commander in Chiefs recommendation (Monty's Certificate) at the badly shelled wooden hutted Dutch SS training camp. North of Venraij in the Autumn of 1944 by Lt Boyce RE. my platoon officer. I was wounded shortly after, flown home to the UK. and never got it I have searched through and found no mention of it.
    Sapper
     
  18. AndyBaldEagle

    AndyBaldEagle Very Senior Member

    Owen
    I have just emailed you re your entry from 2007!

    Andy B
     
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