RUDGE, William Francis

Known as: 
Tan
Rank: 
Sergeant
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
South Lancashire Regiment
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
3654948
Honours & Awards: 
Operations: 
Sgt Rudge, 5 troop, was awarded the DCM for "gallant and distinguished services in Italy". The action resulting in his award took place on the 13th September 1943 at Dragone Hill, Salerno.
 
Earlier in 1942 he took part in intelligence gathering operations from Malta.  Landing from submarines of the 10th submarine flotilla utilising folbots to gather information and be picked later. The IWM hold a recording of an interview with him (available to listen to via their website)  where he describes this and other actions.
 
Sources
Supplement to the London Gazettes of 11th Jan 1944 published on the 13th January 1944
IWM recorded interview with Sgt Rudge DCM ref IWM Sound Dept., catalogue no 10046
 

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