Sergeant Mark Cox was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service serving with the United Kingdom component of the International Force for East Timor during the period 1st October 1999 to 31st March 2000 .
Operations concerned were Op. Langar/ Op. Halyard, East Timor .
 London Gazette Supp. 56017, page 12363.
 Globe and Laurel Nov-Dec. 2000.