Lt Col GREEN commanded the 2nd Bn The Black Watch throughout
operations Mar - Aug 1944. By his energy and skill, and above all by
his personal example and bold leadership in action he was
responsible for the many successful actions of his battalion and for
the magnificent morale of his troops.
From May 6 -10, near HENU BLOCK he was in command of both columns of
his battalion when they encountered a much superior enemy force. The
enemy were attacked with such vigour that they were forced to retire
and dig in, suffering many casualties in the action. As a result of
this operation all the troops and equipment were succesfully
evacuated from the block a few days later.
Lt Col GREEN's personal example and his coolness in action were an
inspiration to his men.
On 18 -19 July, Lt Col GREEN was in charge
of operations involving the capture of NGUSHARAWANG and PUNGAN. He
again commanded his battalion with such vigour and skill that the
enemy were forced out of both villages.
At LABU, 27 - 28 July, a strong enemy position was encountered.
It was essential to capture the position in order to protect the
flank of the troops attacking in the valley. Lt Col GREEN's column
carried out this operation with the greatest dash and gallantry and
in an all day engagement the enemy were forced to abandon their
positions and fled. Throughout the operation Lt Col GREEN was an
inspiration to his men and it was largely due to his personal
example that the action was so successful.