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  Awards and Promotions No.27
Posted by: B. Horner - 05-04-2020, 01:47 AM - Replies (1)

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Awards and Promotions No.27

03MAY20 1940 hrs UTC+1


The following personnel have been removed from the group...

C. Ashton [Retired]

C. Caveman [Removed]

B. Cereal [Removed]

D. Burns [Removed]

T. Fisher [Removed]

E. Schmidt [Retired]

A. Olympus [Removed]

L. Barrett [Removed]

B. Blakeney [Removed]

A. Kariff [Removed]

J. Leeming [Removed]

F. Marshall [Removed]

M. Runstedler [Removed]

L. Woods [Removed]

Y. Gonzo [Removed]

M. Powell [Removed]


The following personnel have been moved to reserves/ELOA...

J. Bush [ELOA]

A. Aamar [Reserves]

B. Powell [Reserves]


The following promotions have been made...


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Recruit B. Baracca has been promoted to Private.
Pte. B. Baracca has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, No.1 Bren.

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Recruit D. Cowper has been promoted to Private.
Pte. D. Cowper has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit A. Cromwell has been promoted to Private.
Pte. A. Cromwell has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, No.1 Bren.

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Recruit L. Menin has been promoted to Private.
Pte. L. Menin has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit B. Gallaher has been promoted to Private.
Pte. B. Gallaher has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit J. Harris has been promoted to Private.
Pte. J. Harris has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, No.2 Bren.

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Recruit N. Ramsey has been promoted to Private.
Pte. N. Ramsey has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, Rifleman.

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D. Bardon has come out of retirement.
Private D. Bardon has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, No.4 Rifleman.

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Private A. Oscar has been promoted to Acting Lance Corporal.
A/LCpl. A. Oscar has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Gun Group Commander.

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Acting Lance Corporal J. Janssen has been promoted to Lance Corporal.
LCpl. J. Janssen has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Section Second-in-Command. 

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Acting Lance Bombardier M. Thompson has been promoted to Lance Bombardier.
LBdr. M. Thompson has been assigned to No.1 Section, Anti-Tank, Section Commander.

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Acting Corporal M. Standish has been promoted to Corporal.
Cpl. M. Standish has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, Section Commander.



The following personnel have changed roles...

Private T. Miller has been reassigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, No.3 Rifleman.

Private I. McGuffin has been reassigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, No.4 Rifleman.

Private S. Sharpe has been reassigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, No.2 Bren.

Private S. Gibbs has been reassigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, No.2 Rifleman.

Lance Corporal S. Wiemann has been reassigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, No.1 Rifleman.

Lance Corporal F. Stangenberger has been reassigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, Section Second-in-Command.

Lance Corporal M. Shardonia stepped down from his role and has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section, Gun Group Commander.



The following personnel have taken on additional roles...

N/A


The following qualifications have been awarded...

R. Beadle has achieved his medical qualification.

J. Roberts has achieved his signals qualification.


The following commendations have been awarded...

L. Filbert has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

L. Hanns has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

J. Janssen has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

L. Allen has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.

A. Baz has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.

I. McGuffin has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.

B. Kaiser has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.

F. Stangenberger has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.

L. Phillips has received a third Overseas Service Chevron for eighteen months of service with Red Devils.

D. Thire has received a third Overseas Service Chevron for eighteen months of service with Red Devils.

C. Thorpe has received a third Overseas Service Chevron for eighteen months of service with Red Devils.

N. Barden has received a fourth Overseas Service Chevron for twenty-four months of service with Red Devils.


The following medals have been awarded...

N/A




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  No.5 Platoon Announcement
Posted by: B. Horner - 04-11-2020, 02:50 AM - Replies (1)

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No.5 Platoon Announcement

11APR20 0250 hrs UTC+1


Red Devils is growing at an increased rate. This is somewhat due to the current pandemic and people returning from ELOA or from their retirement, however, we also experienced this growth before the pandemic. Despite only just closing Weapons Platoon down in order to centralise our forces we now find ourselves in a position where we will need to expand again. We want to ensure that any changes we make are not done in haste and have been well thought out; I also want to be transparent with any changes that may happen.

Our current plan is to build up to four sections within No.4 Platoon. These sections should be full and should be stable with all members being active. Once we have achieved this and can form a new platoon HQ, No.5 Platoon will be created. With this new platoon, two sections from No.4 Platoon will be - in their entirety - transferred over to No.5 Platoon. After this change, we will operate two infantry platoons each with a platoon HQ and two infantry sections. No.3 Section for each platoon will be introduced as required.

When this change does happen, many personnel will be moving around, and some may be changing roles. With this, please either make applications for any roles you have interest in, or register your interest with Horner via PM ( http://reddevilsarma.org/showthread.php?tid=1035 ). The roles in mind here are NCO positions and platoon HQ positions.

Many possibilities were thought through and many meetings have been held in order to decide which element was best to open. A second infantry platoon that mirrors No.4 Platoon was deemed the best option:
  • no special roles in one platoon over the other
  • keeps the core focus on light infantry
  • ensures no complications are made requiring gliders or special weapons
  • ensures no personnel have hopes for equipment/roles they may not get to operate
Opening another platoon is a big step and is risky, however, I am confident we can remain stable with enough members to run both platoons at the same time. However, necessary steps will be prepared to ensure we remain fully effective should our full potential not be reached with a second platoon where restructuring would have to occur.

No.5 Platoon will require a new Platoon Commander and possibly also a new Platoon Sergeant. Applications for both of these roles are now open. You can view how to apply here ( http://reddevilsarma.org/showthread.php?tid=294 ). If you apply for one of these roles please be aware the bar is set very high and we will take great consideration to who we choose. If you apply for Platoon Commander please also state whether or not Platoon Sergeant is something you would also be happy with.

If you have any questions, queries, concerns, or comments please get in touch.

Ready for Anything.

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  Community Update No.11
Posted by: B. Horner - 03-30-2020, 05:18 PM - No Replies

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Community Update No.11

30MAR20 1815 hrs UTC+0


Hello all! We have had a lot of people join us recently and in light of the current epidemic then we anticipate a few more to come our way. I'd like to request that people keep any jokes around this subject to a minimum as there may be members with friends or family affected by this outbreak. 

The last community update was in January and since then we've finished our Ardennes operation, won two PvPs, and had three module IIIs - we've been pretty busy! Moving forward we have an Okinawa operation coming up that will last 4-5 weeks. The 4th and 5th of April will be dedicated to familiarisation with USMC equipment and also some new roles - not only new roles in terms of USMC organisation but also people will be able to switch around roles and try new roles during these events. I implore aspiring leaders to step up the challenge. During this time of Okinawa, we will continue our regular British Airborne events on the other days where there will be some normality with our sessions. 

I request that all new NCOs reach out to myself to organise careers advisor and JNCO training so we can get you up to speed.

We have officially filled all open roles within Red Devils apart from two roles within B Company HQ, one role within No.4 Platoon HQ, and two pilot slots - all these slots are available for applications. We are now opening No.4 Platoon, No.4 Section. This new section will require NCOs before people begin to get placed in so please get your applications in following the usual path through "Enlisted Careers" on the forums (http://reddevilsarma.org/forumdisplay.php?fid=67). If anyone has any questions about an application please get in contact.

The overall plan for expansion in the future is to build up to at least three and a half active and full sections before opening up No.5 Platoon. Two sections from No.4 Platoon will likely be moved straight over - in their completeness - to the new platoon. Both platoons will then run with two sections until further expansion in the future.

For the NCOs: let's aim to get sections to their peak performance in the coming months. Ensure personnel are relaying all callouts, are familiar with all formations, and are competent with section-level tactics. We're in really good shape right now and I want to raise the bar again.

Thank you all for making Red Devils what it is and let's continue to push our limits.


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  Awards and Promotions No.26
Posted by: B. Horner - 03-29-2020, 10:10 PM - No Replies

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Awards and Promotions No.26

29MAR20 1940 hrs UTC+1


The following personnel have been removed from the group...

K. Bachofer [Removed]

G. Bacon [Removed]

J. Bailey [Removed]

S. Chef [Retired]

J. Dee [Retired]

A. Hyde [Retired]

Y. Ignatov [Removed]

J. Recard [Removed]

S. Stewart [Removed]

S. Stocks [Retired]

A. Tony [Removed]


The following personnel have been moved to reserves/ELOA...

C. Ashton [ELOA]

S. Wiemann [ELOA]


The following promotions have been made...

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Recruit B. Conway has been promoted to Private.

Pte. B. Conway has been assigned to 16th (Parachute) Field Ambulance, No.2 Section, Nursing Orderly.

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Recruit R. Mavryke has been promoted to Private.

Pte. R. Mavryke has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Platoon Headquarters, Platoon Runner.

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Recruit S. Garruck has been promoted to Private.

Pte. R. Garruck has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, No.1 Bren.

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Recruit J. Sledge has been promoted to Private.

Pte J. Sledge has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit S. Jansen has been promoted to Private.

Pte. S. Jansen has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit S. Sharpe has been promoted to Private.

Pte. S. Sharpe has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit S. Gibbs has been promoted to Private.

Pte. S. Gibbs has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit G. Gordon has been promoted to Private.

Pte. G. Gordon has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Rifleman.

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Private J. Janssen has been promoted to Acting Lance Corporal.

A/LCpl. J. Janssen has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Gun Group Commander.


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Lance Corporal M. Standish has been promoted to Acting Corporal.

A/Cpl M. Standish has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Section Second-in-Command.

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Lance Corporal S. Cottitto has been promoted to Corporal.

Cpl. S. Cottitto has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Section Commander.

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Acting Sergeant M. Patterson has been promoted to Sergeant.

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Private C. Lightfoot has been promoted to Pilot Officer.

PO. C. Lightfoot has been assigned to No.74 Squadron RAF, A Flight, Green Section, Lead Wingman.


The following personnel have changed roles...

Private L. Hanns to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, No.3 Rifleman.

Private M. Potter has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, No.1 Bren.

Sergeant A. Baz has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Second in Command.

Corporal L. Allen has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Gun Group Commander.

Lance Corporal L. Philips has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, No.1 Rifleman.

Private I. McGuffin has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, No.2 Bren.

PO. J. Sax has been assigned to No.74 Squadron RAF, A Flight, Green Section, Section Leader.


The following personnel have taken on additional roles...

N/A


The following qualifications have been awarded...

S. Gibbs has achieved a high enough score on the rifle range to receive the Marksman patch.


The following commendations have been awarded...

M. Patterson has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.

C. Carrick has received a fourth Overseas Service Chevron for twenty-four months of service with Red Devils.

B. Horner has received a fourth Overseas Service Chevron for twenty-four months of service with Red Devils.


The following medals have been awarded...

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The following personnel have recieved the WAR MEDAL:

Pte. J. Bear

Pte. M. Firefox

Gnr. C. Knight

Gnr. O. Lovell

Pte. I. McGuffin

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  Awards and Promotions No.25
Posted by: B. Horner - 03-01-2020, 08:56 PM - No Replies

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Awards and Promotions No.25

01MAR20 1940 hrs UTC+0



The following personnel have been removed from the group...

L. Smith [Discharged]

R. Morris [Removed]


The following personnel have been moved to reserves/ELOA...

A. Aamar [ELOA]


The following promotions have been made...


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Recruit R. Beadle has been promoted to Private.

Pte. R. Beadle has been assigned to 16th (Parachute) Field Ambulance, No.4 Section, Nursing Orderly. 

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Recruit J. Bush has been promoted to Private.

Pte. J. Bush has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit J. Dee has been promoted to Private.

Pte. J. Dee has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit A. Hyde has been promoted to Private.

Pte. A. Hyde has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit C. Lightfoot has been promoted to Private.

Pte. C. Lightfoot has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit M. Potter has been promoted to Private.

Pte. M. Potter has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Rifleman.

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Recruit J. Roberts has been promoted to Private.

Pte. J. Roberts has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, Platoon HQ, Batman.

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Recruit J. Sax has been promoted to Private.

Private J. Sax has been promoted to Pilot Officer.

PO. J. Sax has been assigned to No.74 Squadron RAF, Blue Flight, Element Wingman.

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Recruit S. Stocks has been promoted to Private.

Private S. Stocks has been assigned to B Company, No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Rifleman.


The following personnel have changed roles...

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The following personnel have taken on additional roles...

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The following qualifications have been awarded...

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The following commendations have been awarded...

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The following medals have been awarded...

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  Awards and Promotions No.24
Posted by: B. Horner - 02-23-2020, 09:42 PM - No Replies

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Awards and Promotions No.24

23FEB20 1950 hrs UTC+0


The following personnel have been removed from the group...

O. Joshua [Retired]

L. Wilson [Removed]

L. Cross [Removed]

M. Schneider [Removed]

R. Bear [Removed]


The following personnel have been moved to reserves/ELOA...

A. Olympus [Reserves]

C. Caveman [ELOA]


The following promotions have been made...

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Gunner M. Thompson has been promoted to Acting Lance Bombardier.

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Acting Lance Corporal M. Standish has been promoted to Lance Corporal.

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Corporal M. Patterson has been promoted to Acting Sergeant.

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Acting Sergeant T. Barker has been promoted to Sergeant.

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Lieutenant C. Carrick has resigned his commission for the time being and has been assigned as a Sergeant.

Sgt. C. Carrick has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Section Commander.

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Pilot Officer M. Bogey has been promoted to Flying Officer.

The following personnel have changed roles...

Acting Sergeant M. Patterson has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Section Commander.

Corporal C. Thorpe has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Section Second-in-Command.

Lance Corporal S. Cottitto has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Rifleman.

Lance Corporal L. Phillips has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Gun Group Commander.

Private L. Filbert has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Rifleman.

Private L. Hanns has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Gun Group.

Private J. Janssen has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Gun Group.

Sergeant C. Carrick has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Section Commander.

Corporal L. Allen has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Section Second-in-Command.

Lance Corporal M. Standish has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.2 Section, Gun Group.

Lance Corporal A. Aamar has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.1 Section, Rifleman.

Sergeant A. Baz has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Section Commander.

Corporal S. Wiemann has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Section Second-in-Command.

Private I. McGuffin has been assigned to No.4 Platoon, No.3 Section, Gun Group.

Weapons Platoon, No.3 Section is being reassigned to B Company, Company Assets as B Company, No.1 Section, Anti-Tank.


The following personnel have taken on additional roles...

M. Thompson has become part of the Film Crew.


The following qualifications have been awarded...

N/A


The following commendations have been awarded...

T. Barker has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

D. Finch has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

I. McGuffin has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

M. Standish has received an Overseas Service Chevron for six months of service with Red Devils.

R. McArthur has received a second Overseas Service Chevron for twelve months of service with Red Devils.


The following medals have been awarded...

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The following personnel have been awarded the WAR MEDAL:

Private L. Filbert

Private D. Finch

Private L. Hanns

Private J. Janssen


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The following personnel have been awarded the FRANCE AND GERMANY STAR:

Captain B. Horner

Lieutenant N. Barden

Flying Officer M. Bogey

Pilot Officer B. Powell

Warrant Officer Class 2 M. Cera

Sergeant T. Barker

Sergeant A. Baz

Sergeant C. Carrick

Acting Sergeant M. Patterson

Corporal L. Allen

Corporal R. McArthur

Bombardier M. Shardonia

Corporal C. Thorpe

Corporal S. Wiemann

Lance Corporal A. Aamar

Lance Corporal S. Cottitto

Lance Corporal B. Kaiser

Lance Corporal L. Phillips

Lance Corporal M. Standish

Lance Corporal F. Stangenberger

Acting Lance Corporal M. Thompson

Private C. Ashton

Private S. Chef

Private L. Filbert

Private D. Finch

Private M. Firefox

Private L. Hanns

Private V. Kirov

Gunner C. Knight

Gunner O. Lovell

Private J. Janssen

Private I. McGuffin

Private A. Oscar

Private L. Smith

Private D. Thire

Recruit R. Morris 

Recruit J. Roberts


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The following personnel have been awarded a MENTIONED IN DESPATCHES:

Acting Sergeant M. Patterson


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The following personnel have been awarded the MILITARY MEDAL:

Lance Corporal S. Cottitto

Quote:Throughout the months of January to February while fighting as a Paratrooper in the Battle of Bure during the Ardennes Campaign, Lance Corporal S. Cottitto performed excellently in his service to his section and the platoon. He demonstrated effective leadership in the face of overwhelming odds, including while his platoon’s position was threatened to be overrun by enemy forces and supplies were low.

On multiple occasions during the prolonged battle, Lance Corporal S. Cottitto took command of the section when his Section Commander was thought to have been killed or rendered unconscious. He immediately disregarded any doubt in his own ability to lead and rallied the remaining troops to keep on fighting. His initiative in continuing the fight despite losses to his men resulted in giving the section the inspiration to keep on fighting and finally rout the enemy from the town of Bure.

Although there is no specific event to single out his heroics demonstrated throughout this campaign, over the distance of this event Lance Corporal S. Cottitto has shown the true qualities of a Red Devils member. He has done this by showing love and respect for the men under his care and by demonstrating the spirit and courage necessary to lead them whenever the need arises.

His dedication through attendance, communication and combat goes above and beyond what is required for his role and through his trials and tribulations Lance Corporal S. Cottitto has proven to be one of the best soldiers in the platoon.


Well done to all.

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