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Major P. Cox M.C.

Transcript of Military Cross Citation


77th Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


69 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery

Date of

16 July 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Major (temporary) Peter COX

Action for which commended :-

Major Cox commanded the Light A.A. Troop forming part of the ‘Broadway’ Garrison. I have seldom, if ever, served with better trained, disciplined and administered troops with such high morale. This Troop shot down some 5 or 6 enemy aircraft and damaged others during its time at ‘Broadway’. They also defended their positions on the perimeter during the first night attack on the Stronghold and killed many enemy at two and three yards from the gun-pits. Major Cox was entirely responsible for the A.A. defence of ‘Broadway’ including the warning system which can be described as 100% successful.

This officer was later in command of his Troop on the MYITKYINA airfield and earned the commendation of C.A.I HQ for accurate and effective AA shooting and as a model unit worthy of emulation by all other units of C.A.I.

Recommended By

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

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

Major General W.D.A. Lentaigne
Comd. 3 Ind. Div.

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

(London Gazette 26.04.1945)