LONG, Donald Bayley

Rank: 
Lieutenant (later Colonel)
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Lancashire Fusiliers & King's Own
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
284561
Lieutenant Donald Long was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service during operations against the enemy held spit of land between Lake Comacchio and the Adriatic. This took place at the beginning of April 1945 and was named Operation Roast [1][1A].
  • 28 June 1955 (Captain) (Acting Major) (King's Own) awarded the Territorial Efficiency Decoration [2].
  • 27 March 1958 (King's Own T.A.) promoted Major with seniority from 1 May 1947 [3].
  • 27 March 1962 (King's Own T.A.) promoted Lieutenant Colonel with seniority from 27 May 1960 [4].
  • 1 April 1967 (King's Own T.A.) promoted Colonel [5].
Sources
[1] London Gazette 37162, page 3494.
[1A] National Archives file WO373/13/19.
[2] London Gazette 40422, page 3731.
[3] London Gazette 41463, page 4877.
[4] London Gazette 42661, page 3507.
[5] London Gazette 44311, page 5455.
 
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