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THE GLORIOUS GLOSTERS

Awards for Northen Ireland & Cyprus etc.

(date = London Gazette date)

Major J.W. ALLISON - MID - Northern Ireland -19 March 1974 (retired 29 Sept. 1976)

24632753 Private S.G.E. BAKER - GOC's Commendation - Northern Ireland 6 November 1990

Lance Corporal K.R. BATTEN - MID - Northern Ireland - 26 June 1979

24780703 Lance-Corporal A. BEETSON - GOC's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 6 November 1990

Major R.J. BEWELL - MID - Northern Ireland - 1 May 1973 (retired 31 March 1979)

Sergeant T.W. BOON - MID - Northern Ireland - 24 June 1975

Captain E.D. BROWN - MBE - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

24447410 Corporal R.A. BUTT - British Empire Medal - Northern Ireland - 15 May 1990

Lieutenant D.P. CANGLEY - Military Cross - Northern Ireland - 3 Oct. 1972

2nd Lieutenant CANN - GOC's Commendations - Northern Ireland - 1972. "A" Company

24738126 Lance-Corporal J.M. CLARKE - GOC's Commendations - Northern Ireland - 6 November 1990

24468990 Sergeant F.P. COLLINS - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Coproral G.W. COURTENAY - Distinguished Conduct Medal - Northern Ireland - 18 Dec. 1973

2nd Lieutenant R. DAMM - MID - Northern Ireland - 27 March 1979

Lieutenant J.D. DANIEL - MID - Northern Ireland - 15 May 1990

Corporal J.I. DAVIES - Queen's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 9 March 1971
"On 3 July 1970, Corporal Davies commanded a section of his Battalion holding back a rioting mob in Belfast. Time and again, he led his section against a fusillade of stones and sometimes grenades and played an outstanding part in the successful outcome of the action. Later he was made responsible for a road junction which was under continuous and accurate fire. He organised his men in fire positions, put out the street lights, and then manoeuvered himself forward so that he could engage the sniper and neutralise his fire. This action required him to expose himself continually to the gunman's fire. In both actions, Corporal Davies showed outstanding courage and leadership and a complete disregard for his own safety. His exceptional steadiness was an inspiration to all."

Corporal M.R. DAWES - MID - Northern Ireland - 3 Oct. 1972 (as a Private) "A" Company.
British Empire Medal - Northern Ireland 27 March 1979

WOII J.J. DINEEN - MID - Northern Ireland - 31 Oct. 1989

Lieutenant-Colonel D.R. DIXON - OBE - Northern Ireland - 15 May 1990

Lieutenant-Colonel D.B. EDWARDS - OBE - Northern Ireland - 24 June 1975

Captain R.F.P. FELTON - MID - Northern Ireland - 15 May 1990

Major S.D.A. FIRTH - GOC NI Commendation - 1972. "A" Company.
MBE - Northern Ireland 18 Dec. 1973
MID - Northern Ireland 16 March 1976
OBE - Northern Ireland 26 June 1979 (Lieut-Colonel)
CBE - Gulf War 29 June 1991 (Brigadier)

24203259 Sgt J.A. GALLOWAY - GOC's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 6 November 1990

24767833 Lance Corporal S.C. HACK - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Sergeant A.J. HALL - BEM(G) - Northern Ireland - 18 Dec. 1973

Major P.H. HALL - MBE - Northern Ireland - 12 May 1992

Major R.L. HALL - MBE - Gulf War - 29 June 1991

Sergeant T. HAZARD - Queen's Gallantry Medal - Northern Ireland - 24 June 1975

Sergeant M.E. HEAVENS - MID - Northen Ireland - 6 June 1978

Major G.H. HONY - MBE - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Captain T.L. KINGSBERRY - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Major J.P. LAMBIE - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Corporal A.C. LILLEY - MID - Northern Ireland - 12 May 1992

24400332 Sergeant A.R. McEVOY - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Corporal R.A. MILLARD - British Empire Medal - Northern Ireland - 27 March 1979

24269098 Corporal J.E. MURPHY - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Major C.J. NEWBOULD - MBE - Northern Ireland - 23 Oct. 1979
MID - Northern Ireland 24 Dec. 1985 (Lieut-Colonel 4 UDR)

WOII S.R. PARFITT - MID - Northern Ireland - 24 June 1975

2nd Lieutenant D.J.M. POLLOCK - Queen's Gallantry Medal - Northern Ireland - 24 June 1975
"At 1400 hours on 16 October 1974, 2nd Lieutenant Pollock was tasked with his Platoon to prevent a rioting mob from breaking into a container depot and removing and setting fire to the vehicles. The Platoon was attacked by a mob of several hundred rioters who had hijacked a brick lorry and maintained a constant barrage of missiles at the Platoon. The Platoon was also engaged by two gunmen and number of petrol bombs were thrown. Although this young officer had only recently joined the Battalion, he handled his first major engagement in an exemplary way. He remained cool, issued clear orders under considerable pressure and exercised commendable skill in dealing with the situation including quickly deploying a rooftop observation post which took photographs leading to the retrospective arrest of seven of the ringleaders. Early in the engagement, he was injured by missiles but refused medical attention. When one of his sections had expended all of their baton rounds and CS gas, he organised and led their extraction with great skill whilst maintaining pressure on the crowd. Throughout the period which lasted three hours, his deployment ensured that the subsequent clearing operations, he was always leading and encouraging his soldiers, showing powers of leadership that were outstanding and were a decisive factor in the success of the operation."

24298192 CSgt C.R. PORTER - GOC's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 6 November 1990

24143956 RSM D.M. RAKOCEVIC - GOC's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 6 November 1990

Lance Corporal G.D. ROGERSON - Queen's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 9 March 1971
"On 3 July 1970, Lance Corporal Rogerson was a member of a patrol which was ambushed in Belfast. The Patrol Commander and two other soldiers were hit by sniper fire. Although he was in pain from injuries caused by stones thrown earlier in the day, Lance Corporal Rogerson, on his own initiative, took up a fire position at a street corner to assist the patrol to withdraw. He found that he was exposed to fire from a sniper. Nevertheless, he remained there and neutralised the gunman's fire while the rest of the patrol moved back. Only when the task was completed did he consent to have his injuries attended. Throughout the whole action he showed outstanding courage and steadiness for such a young soldier. His conduct was an example to all who saw him."

WOII W.J. RUSSELL - British Empire Medal - Cyprus - 1 Jan. 1965

24477339 Corporal S.A. RYAN - MID - Northern Ireland - 15 May 1990

Lieutenant J.A. SHAW - MID - Northern Ireland - 18 Dec. 1973

Private W.K.G. SHERMAN - MID - Northern Ireland - 18 Dec. 1973

Major C.B. SMITH-REWSE - MBE - Northern Ireland - 15 April 1986

24303301 WOII C.S.D. STEVENS - MID - Northern Ireland - 6 Nov. 1990

Major H.R.A. STREATHER - British Empire Medal - Cyprus - 1 Jan. 1965

24355229 Sergeant M.W. THOMAS - MID - Northern Ireland - 15 May 1990

Captain M.S. VINE - MID - Northern Ireland - 26 June 1979

24169251 WOII I.M. WALKER - MBE - Northern Ireland - 15 may 1990

WOII G.W. WARDLE - MBE - Northern Ireland - 15 April 1980

Brigadier C.J. WATERS - CBE - Northern Ireland - 15 Dec. 1981
MID - Northern Ireland 15 May 1990 (Lieut-General, KCB)

24797187 Private M.A. WINTER - GOC's Commendation - Northern Ireland - 6 November 1990