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Captain (temporary Major) R.B.J. Bromhead M.B.E

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

M.B.E. - Chindits Awards


77 Ind Inf Bde


4th Corps


The Royal Berkshire Regiment

Date of

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Captain (T/Major) Robert Benjamin Gonville BROMHEAD

Action for which recommended -

Operations in Burma, March - April 1943

Major Bromhead was Bde. Major of the 77th Bde from the time of its formation until during the course of operations he took over command of No. 4 Column in the field. He showed himself to be an exceptionally conscientious and thorough staff officer with a real insight into the art of Long Range Penetration. Throughout the period of training, his services were of great value and to him is due much of the credit for the successful launching of the Bde in operations. From the time of mobilization at the end of December until the Bde was fully concentrated at Manipur Road on 19th January, Major Bromhead was virtually in command and carried out the move to my complete satisfaction. Later, his organisation of all arrangements in connection with the march of the Bde. from Manipur Road to the CHINDWIN showed an excellent grasp of essentials and an eye for detail. In operations against the enemy Major Bromhead showed himself calm, cool and courageous and possessed of excellent judgement.

Recommended By

Brigadier O.C.Wingate, D.S.O.,
Commander, 77 Indian Infantry Brigade Group.

Honour or Reward

M.B.E (Military Division)

Signed By

O.C. Wingate Brig.
Comdr. 77 Ind.Inf.Bde.

(London Gazette 16.12.1943)