Brigadier WINGATE trained 77 Inf Bde and commanded it during the
recent operations in Burma.
Throughout the operation he displayed
skill, personal courage and endurance of a high order. His
determination and inspiring leadership were largely responsible for
the success attained by what was definitely an arduous and dangerous
undertaking. His ability and resolution gave great confidence to
those under his command. It was noticeable that almost the first
question asked by many officers and men on their return was for news
of the Brigadier. Their relief at his safe return was most marked
and was accompanied by spontaneous expressions of admiration for his
courage and leadership. This attainment is reached by few.
Brigadier WINGATE has again proved himself to be a skilful and
intrepid leader. His achievements during the recent operations were
of a very high order and, in my opinion, merit immediate