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Lieutenant Colonel Iain Arthur Murray

6th Airborne Division - Glider Pilot Regiment - No.1 Wing - Headquarters

Sword Beach

 

Lieutenant-Colonel Murray led his Glider Pilots who landed in the CAEN area on the morning of the 6th June 1944. He showed great courage and leadership and complete disregard for his own safety. Through his personal example and leadership, the pilots of his Glider Pilot Regiment successfully landed the 6th Airborne Division although faced with intense anti-aircraft fire and mortar fire on the landing zone. He also had to make his landing in poor visibility by night.

(Source: Distinguished Service Order)