[Transcript of Recommendation of Award]
Rank and Name
Action for which recommended -
Lt-Col. POPE has been with Special Force since its inception.
The S.D. [Supply Drops] problems have been extremely complicated, and a complete set of new establishments and equipment and weapons tables were all particularly and accurately prepared by this officer with very little assistance.
His outstanding devotion to duty and the long hours which he put in to this task enabled the results to be achieved more speedily than was thought possible.
His wide grasp and keen perception of the needs of the Force have contributed very greatly towards the successful organisation which had been achieved in such a very short time.
(Signed) Brig. D.D.C.Tulloch, DSO,MC
D/Comd. 3 Ind Div.
Honour or Reward
W. Lentaigne, Major General
Comd. 3 Ind.Div.
O.W.H. Leese Lt-Gen
C-in-C Allied Land Forces SEA
(London Gazette 13.9.45)