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[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

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Special Force


The Cameronians (SR) / Col.G.S. Special Force

Date of Recommendation

15 Sept '44

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

T/Col Henry Templer Alexander MBE

Action for which recommended -

As Colonel General Staff, Col. ALEXANDER was largely instrumental in the organisation and training of the Force prior to Operations.

Later he assumed the duties of operational planning and execution and proved himself to be both practical, imaginative and conscientious. His experience on an Allied HQ in N.AFRICA made him invaluable when the Force was under command of General STILWELL where his tact, good humour, and obvious military efficiency gained the closest co-operation and help from the American Staff.

Whenever possible he flew in to visit columns in the field and spared no pains to acquaint himself first hand with conditions in the field and how best the troops could be helped to gain the objectives required of them.

Recommended By

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

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)