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Lieutenant-Colonel (temporary) E.F. Kyte MBE

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

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3rd Indian


Royal Engineers / GSO I (Ops) HQ Special Force

Date of Recommendation

15th March 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

T/Lt-Col. Eric Frank Kyte

Action for which recommended -

Major KYTE held the post of G II (Air) for operation 'THURSDAY'.

It was his task to work out and apply staff tables for the whole force.

It is sufficient tribute to the excellence of his work that no confusion whatever in loading or unloading occurred throughout the operation, and that all Columns were landed complete with animals, personnel, and equipment and in a tactical order at the other end.

On the night of D plus 1, when things appeared to be going wrong, Major KYTE's imperturbability and steady application to the plan as arranged did much to ensure its success.

Recommended By

(Signed) Maj-Gen
G.O.C. 3 Ind Div

Honour or Reward


Signed By

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

General G. Giffard
Commander-in-Chief 11 Army Group

W.J.Slim Lieut-Gen
G.O.C-in-Chief, Fourteenth Army

(London Gazette 26.4.45)