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Captain R.A.B. Kinloch M.C.

Transcript of Military Cross Citation


77th Indian Infantry


3rd Indian


Royal Army Medical Corps.

Date of

13 (?) 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

Captain Robert Alastair Boys KINLOCH

Action for which commended :-

Capt. KINLOCH was Medical Officer of a Battalion which carried out initial glider operations at 'BROADWAY' on night 5/6 March '44.

Owing to the conditions of the ground there were many crashes at one point of the field. Rescue work was extremely hazardous as gliders were coming in to land at the rate of one every 2 minutes, and all were piloted on a pre-arranged course taking them to the point at which the crashes were occurring.

Ignoring personal danger Capt. KINLOCH directed and assisted rescue work and risked his life many times, administering medical aid to wounded actually in the gliders, narrowly  escaping on many occasions when other gliders crashed into those in which he was working.

He continued throughout the night fighting to save lives of the wounded, his conduct and the magnificent example he set were an inspiration not only to his own staff but to all combatant troops.

Recommended By

Comd 1st Bn Kings Regiment

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)