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Major (temporary) R.D. Cheetham MBE

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

M.B.E. - Chindits Awards



3 Ind



Date of

26 Aug 44

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

T/Major Ralph Dennis Cheetham

Action for which recommended -

This officer has taken part in almost every aspect of the maintenance of Force Troops both in Training and Operations.

From Nov 1943 to Jan 1944 he shouldered the local responsibility for maintaining 77, 111 and No.3 (WA) Bdes in the Training Area carrying the D.A.D.S.T. who was eventually replaced by a C.R.I.A.S.C.

He has been in the operational area since January and has been tireless in his work as S. Sup.O. to 3 Ind Div, beside shouldering other tasks allotted to him.

He established a Supply Dump in 'Broadway' and was brought out to assist in a more important capacity at Air Base, always carrying out his work in a cheerful and most efficient manner.

Recommended By

(Signed) Brig.
D.A & Q.M.G. 26/8/44

Honour or Reward


Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. Special Force

O.W.H. Leese Lt-Gen
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA

(London Gazette 13.9.45)

Notes -
D.A. & Q.M.G. (Deputy Adjutant and Quartermaster General)
D.A.D.S.T. (Deputy Assistant Director of Supplies and Transport)
C.R.I.A.S.C. (Commander Royal Indian Army Supply Corps)
S.Sup.O. (Senior Supply Officer)