1st Canadian Parachute Battalion - Decorations

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1st Canadian Parachute Battalion - Decorations

Post by Temujin » Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:58 pm

Of 60 officers and men of 6 Airborne Div decorated in the field by General (later Field-Marshal) Sir Bernard Montgomery shortly after D-Day, five were members of 1 Cdn Para Bn.  Two officers, Capt. (later Major) J.P. Hanson and Capt. (later Major) P.R. Griffin, received the Military Cross.  Three N.C.Os., Sgt. G.H. Morgan, Cpl. Wm. Novel and L/Cpl R.A. Geddes, were awarded the Military Medal.  (The Canadian Press News, 22 Jul 44, p.2).

Cpl. Wm. Novel

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L/Cpl R.A. Geddes
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Sgt. G.H. Morgan
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Capt. (later Major) P.R. Griffin
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Capt. (later Major) J.P. Hanson
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Sgt. G.H. Morgan, Cpl. Wm. Novel and L/Cpl R.A. Geddes
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Re: 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion - Decorations

Post by BFBSM » Tue Feb 25, 2020 10:00 pm

The Recommendations:

Corporal William Novel (B28910)
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Lance Corporal Russel Alvin Geddes (B146477)
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Sergeant Gordon Harry Morgan (B136859)
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Captain Peter Ryerne Griffin
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Captain John Philip Hanson
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