Unit / Base:
'45 Commando RM'
Honours & Awards:
Lieutenant Christopher Fox was awarded the Military Cross for his gallantry during operations on the Falkland Islands.
CitationDuring the night 5th/6th June 1982, on the Island of East Falkland, Lieutenant Fox led a reconnaissance patrol close to enemy positions on the Two Sisters feature ten kilometers to the West of Port Stanley. Lieutenant Fox established a covert post from which he was able to control accurate fire against the enemy even though attacked by greatly superior forces. Although wounded, he finally withdrew his patrol, intact, to his unit lines. The intelligence gained by Lieutenant Fox was vital to the planning of the subsequently successful attack by 45 Commando Royal Marines on the Two Sisters feature. Source London Gazette 49134, page 12837.