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Lieutenant-Colonel (acting) B.J. Brennan M.C.

[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]

Military Cross - Chindits Awards


111 Ind Inf


3rd Indian


1st Bn The Cameronians (SR)

Date of

11 May 1944

Regtl. No.


Rank and Name

T/Major Brian John BRENNAN

Action for which recommended -

Throughout the hazardous operations conducted by Special Force troops deep behind the enemy lines in BURMA between March and July of 1944, this officer has either been commanding a Column or a complete Battalion. He has participated in road block, ambush, attack and defensive actions in all of which he has shown the highest degree of initiative, skill and leadership.

His utter disregard of danger when exerting his powers of leadership with troops new to battle, not only gave the troops confidence in their actual engagements, but has had and will continue to have a big influence in maintaining morale during the more static periods.

His courageous actions and his marked ability are of such degree above that required in the course of an officer's ordinary duties that they can only adequately be recognised by the authorisation of the award for which he is now recommended.

(Signed) J.Masters, Major,
A/Comd. Profound. 11 May 1944.

Recommended By

Major J. Masters, B.M.

Honour or Reward

Military Cross

Signed By

W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd Special Force

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

(London Gazette 26.04.1945)