123370 Richard MILLIKEN, OBE, Royal Artillery

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    Captain (temporary Major) Richard Milliken, Royal Regiment of Artillery, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire.
    An officer of outstanding technical ability and practical experience of artillery equipments, he has also a rare gift of importing his knowledge and by his immensely helpful manner makes himself welcome wherever he goes. To him was largely due the excellent co-operation of the American long-range artillery in the opening battles. Later he was given the task of training French artillery in the use of 6-pounders, a job which he did outstanding successfully - teaching both the tactical as well as the technical handling.

    Almost all his work is done in the forward areas, and wherever trouble is to be found, there will be found putting it right. In times of heavy fighting he has, by his practical skill and good sense, repeatedly kept guns in action which would otherwise have had to have been evacuated to the rear.

    Major Milliken was born in Dublin.

    Name Milliken, Robert
    Rank: Temporary Major
    Service No: 123370
    Regiment: Royal Regiment of Artillery
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North Africa (Algeria, Tunisia)
    Award: Order of the British Empire
    Date of Announcement in London Gazette: 23 September 1943
    Date 1943
    Catalogue reference WO 373/71

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