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Lieutenant Colonel Robert Napier Hubert Campbell Bray

6th Airborne Division - Divisional Headquarters

Sword Beach

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Bray was in a glider that crashed badly on landing. Though bruised and badly shaken, Lieutenant-Colonel Bray made his way to Divisional HQ. On the way he sustained further injuries owing to a fall which resulted in concussion. As soon as he recovered consciousness he continued on. Though in great pain he set to work when he arrived in a way which inspired all around him. His judgement remained calm and reliable throughout. His cheerfulness and his strong sense of discipline inspired the whole headquarters and all others who came in contact with him.

(Source: Distinguished Service Order)