military cross

Commando Country
By Stuart Allan
3 Para
By Patrick Bishop
The Military Cross (MC) is the third-level (second-level pre-1993) military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces, and formerly awarded to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The MC is granted in recognition of "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land" to all members of the British Armed Forces of any rank.[5] In 1979, the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards, including the Military Cross, could be recommended posthumously.
  1. CZECHOSLOVAKIA Petrak, Antonin

    SURNAME Petrak FORENAME Antonin UNIT MY Section SOE RANK Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD Member of the British Empire,Military Cross (GB) PLACE WW2 service ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 14.4.1912 Viedni Czech Army (Lt) 1939 Free Czech Forces,Lebanon (via France,Balkans and Turkey) to...
  2. PARAS Ashby, Frederick Turrall

    SURNAME Ashby FORENAME Frederick Turrall UNIT 6 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 255763 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Italy 1943-44 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION son of C.R. and Mrs Ashby,Apethorpe Lodge,Peterborough,Cambridgeshire educated Stamford School,Lincolnshire (8 years) graduated...
  3. PARAS North, Reginald Morgan

    SURNAME North FORENAME Reginald Morgan UNIT 12 Bn RANK A/Sergeant + Sergeant NUMBER 4625881 AWARD Military Cross,Mention in Despatches PLACE Normandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA with 8 Bn - see Roll of Honour
  4. PARAS Tarrant, Reginald Mowlam

    SURNAME Tarrant FORENAME Reginald Mowlam UNIT 13 Bn (A Company) (Dorsetshire Regiment,attached) RANK Captain (T/Major) NUMBER 58149 AWARD Military Cross PLACE South of France 1944 (Op.Dragoon) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION DOW - see Roll of Honour
  5. PARAS Mollison, Talbert Alexander

    SURNAME Mollison FORENAME Talbert Alexander UNIT 4 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 129454 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Italy 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  6. PARAS Boiteux-Buchanan, Clifford Denis

    SURNAME Boiteux-Buchanan FORENAME Clifford Denis UNIT 2 Bn RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 148624 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Italy 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  7. PARAS Mellor, Philip Evert McIlvaine

    SURNAME Mellor FORENAME Philip Evert McIlvaine UNIT 1 Bn (B Company) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 130458 AWARD Military Cross PLACE North Africa 1942-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  8. PARAS Anderson, William Ellery (Bill)

    SURNAME Anderson FORENAME William Ellery (Bill) UNIT 1 Bn + 9 Bn RANK Lieutenant (T/Captain) + Lieutenant NUMBER 148939 AWARD Military Cross,Mention in Despatches PLACE North Africa 1942-43 (MC) Arnhem 1944 (MiD) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION born 30.7.1919 Headington,Oxford (as...
  9. PARAS Hall, John Henry Vine

    SURNAME Hall FORENAME John Henry Vine UNIT 3 Bn (C Company) RANK Captain (T/Major) NUMBER 89555 AWARD Military Cross PLACE North Africa 1942-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA with 1 Bn - see Roll of Honour
  10. PARAS Charteris, Euan Basil Cyril

    SURNAME Charteris FORENAME Euan Basil Cyril UNIT 2 Bn (C Company) (King's Own Scottish Borderers,attached) RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER 174279 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Bruneval,France 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  11. CANADIAN PARA Hanson, John

    SURNAMEHanson FORENAMEJohn UNITC Company RANKCaptain NUMBER AWARDMilitary Cross PLACENormandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONWIA 6.6.1944 Normandy promoted Major (OC C Company)
  12. CANADIAN PARA Griffin, Peter

    SURNAMEGriffin FORENAMEPeter UNITB Company RANKCaptain NUMBER AWARDMilitary Cross PLACENormandy 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONlater C.O. A Company 1945
  13. NORWAY Tallaksen, Johan Edvard

    SURNAME Tallaksen FORENAME Johan Edvard UNIT SN Section SOE RANK Second Lieutenant NUMBER AWARD War Cross with sword,War Medal,Military Cross and bar (GB) PLACE Norway 1943-44 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  14. SOE Archambault, Jean Paul

    SURNAME Archambault FORENAME Jean Paul UNIT F Section SOE RANK Captain NUMBER AWARD Military Cross PLACE France ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died - see Roll of Honour
  15. 22 SAS Stenner, James Duncan

    SURNAME Stenner FORENAME James Duncan UNIT B Squadron RANK Major NUMBER AWARD Military Cross PLACE Iraq 2003 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION died 2004 - see Roll of Honour
  16. CHINDITS 1943 Borrow, George Henry

    SURNAME Borrow FORENAME George Henry UNIT Royal Sussex Regiment,attached 13 King's Regiment (Liverpool) RANK Lieutenant NUMBER 228394 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Burma 1943 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Intelligence Officer,No 2 Group killed 1944 (see Chindits 1944 Roll of Honour)
  17. PARAS Ashford, Richard

    SURNAME Ashford FORENAME Richard UNIT 2 Bn (A Company) RANK Captain (T/Major) NUMBER 168721 AWARD Military Cross PLACE North Africa 1942 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION KIA - see Roll of Honour
  18. SAS Anderson, Morris Elliot

    SURNAME Anderson FORENAME Morris Elliot UNIT Special Boat Squadron RANK Captain NUMBER P13342V AWARD Military Cross PLACE Mediterranean 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION parent unit Union Defence Force (South Africa)
  19. PARAS 2 Farrar-Hockley, Charles Dair

    SURNAME Farrar-Hockley FORENAME Charles Dair UNIT 2 Para (A Company) RANK Major NUMBER 483902 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Falklands 1982 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Aldershot age 35 born 2.12.1946 RMA Sandhurst commissioned 1967 3 Para ADC to Commander,Land Forces (1 year)...
  20. PARAS 2 Crosland, John Harry

    SURNAME Crosland FORENAME John Harry UNIT 2 Para (B Company) RANK Major NUMBER 483886 AWARD Military Cross PLACE Falklands 1982 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION from Fleet,Hampshire age 36
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