General Sir Miles Christopher Dempsey, GBE, KCB, DSO, MC .

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  1. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

    I thought that I would post this remarkable collection of medals to General Dempsey who was the commander of the 2nd Army at D-DAY.

    These are on display at the Rifles museum in Salisbury.
     

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  2. Bernard85

    Bernard85 WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran

    good day cooler king.m.today 01:03am.re:general sir miles christopher dempsey,G.B.E. K.C.B. DSO. MC.a great collection of medals to a very deserving soldier.thank you for posting,regards bernard85
     
  3. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

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  4. Ron Goldstein

    Ron Goldstein WW2 Veteran WW2 Veteran Patron

    A super set of medals befitting a remarkable soldier.

    Wikipedia had this to say about his Africa/Sicily/Italy days:

    In December 1942 he was promoted to lieutenant-general and commanded XIII Corps in the Eighth Army during the North African Campaign. He subsequently helped to plan the invasion of Sicily and led the assault on Sicily in 1943. Dempsey later led the invasion of Italy across the Strait of Messina, in which his troops advanced more than 300 miles (480 km) to the north before linking up with U.S. troops at Salerno.

    Ron
     
  5. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Not forgetting he was 13 Brigades boss in France during 1940 ;)
     

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