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Captain (Quarter-Master) A.A. Tuck MBE

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

M.B.E. - Chindits Awards


77th Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


13th BN The King's Regiment

Date of

16th July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

T/Capt (QM) Arthur Andrews Tuck

Action for which recommended -

Captain TUCK carried out the duties of Staff Captain (Q) throughout the operations. That the Brigade was at no time short of essential stores was largely due to the great experience, energy, ability and determination of Captain TUCK. He personally flew in Supply Dropping Aircraft on many occasions, and particularly in difficult weather conditions, to ensure the accurate delivery of stores to Columns in the Field.

On the death of the Q.A.Q.M.G. of the Brigade, captain TUCK assumed greatly increased duties and responsibilities which he carried out with increased energy and determination.

The climax of the Brigade's operations was the attack on MOGAUNG which involved the prompt and regular delivery of very large quantities of ammunition and equipment. Captain TUCK was largely responsible that all requirements were fully met, overcoming all difficulties in  obtaining special stores and shortage of aircraft.

Finally, Captain TUCK was responsible for the smooth reception and evacuation of the BRIGADE from DINJAN. His work throughout has contributed largely to the success of the operations carried out by this Brigade.

Dated 16 July 1944. Field.

Recommended By

Brigadier J.M. Calvert, DSO
Commander 77 Ind Inf Brigade

Honour or Reward


Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd. 3 Ind.Div.

G. Giffard, General
C-in-C 11 Army Group

(London Gazette 26.4.45)