BRAND, Douglas John

Rank: 
Lieutenant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Honours & Awards: 
Lieutenant Douglas Brand was awarded the M.C., for distinguished service in operations in the Radfan Area, Western Aden Protectorate during the period 1st to 15th February 1965.
 
Citation
Lieutenant Brand was Officer Commanding 7 Troop, ' Z ' Company, during Operation CUT. Despite very heavy and accurate fire from a party of dissidents this officer, with complete disregard for his own safety and in full view of the enemy, coolly and calmly moved up and down the firing line encouraging his men, checking their positions and controlling their fire. He was an inspiration to the whole of his Troop and it was entirely due to his good tactical foresight, determined control and personal example, that the casualties were kept down to one man. His conduct and bravery in the face of a very determined enemy were in the highest traditions of the service and the resulting excellent morale and determination of his Troop to close with the enemy was entirely due to his personal example.
 
Sources
London Gazettes Supp. 43749, page 8173.
National Archives file WO 373/136/59.
 

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