PHANTOM Borman, Archibald Lionel Farquhar

John Robertson

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  • SURNAME
Borman
  • FORENAME
Archibald Lionel Farquhar
  • UNIT
L Squadron GHQ Liaison Regiment,R.A.C.
  • RANK
Captain
  • NUMBER
235786
  • AWARD
Croix de Guerre with silver star (Fr)
  • PLACE
France 1944
  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
born 11.07.1918, Woodbridge, Suffolk
commissioned 17.5.1942 Royal Artillery
L Squadron
BAOR 1945
died 2007
 

CITATION:

Croix de Guerre with Silver Star : From the ?? of June until the fall of XXXXX this officer with his patrol worked with the VIII U.S. XXXXX. The operations of the Corps secured the Brittany peninsula and Brest for the Allies. Lt. Borman's initiative and self-reliance ensured that communications were maintained during this very extended operation. Vital information was regularly obtained and passed to the ?upper? command. Some of the success of the naval and air bombardments resulted from the accuracy, speed and infallibility of these signals.

Frequently in harassing circumstances, sometimes under enemy fire and always for very long periods of time his skill and judgement enabled the patrol to reach the highest degree of efficiency. The success of the operation which culminated in the capture of Brest is, in some measure, due to the unfailing wireless link which Lt. Borman kept open.

WEB LINKS:

https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7407206
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asher

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Archibald Lionel Farquhar Borman

This information has been taken from GHQ Liaison Regiment: A Nominal Roll with Short Biographies, by Asher CJ Pirt, MA

http://pirtonline.org/newpublication.aspx
http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/ghq-liaison-regiment-a-nominal-roll-with-short-biographies/8334070
 
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