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Hi all,

Firstly an apology... this is regarding the award of an MC and BAR during the second world war but i thought somebody may be able to help me here...

Whilst visiting my wife's Grandmother this weekend i discoverd a newspaper clipping of her brother documenting that he had been awarded (by the king i believe) the MC and Bar... on questioning 'Gran' about this she said that he had served in the SAS during the war and lives in Guernsey. his name is Griff Caldwell and she said he achieved the rank of Major-General.

Now this i found very interesting... i wonder if anyone could point me in the direction of a database that lists winners of the MC and maybe some information as to the reason for the award being given...?

any help would be very much appreciated..



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This is probably him :

Who's Who.

CALDWELL, Maj.-Gen. Frank Griffiths

OBE 1953 (MBE 1945); MC 1941 and Bar 1942; retired;

b 26 Feb. 1921; s of William Charles Francis and Violet Marjorie Kathleen Caldwell; m 1945, Betty, d of Captain Charles Palmer Buesden; one s one d. Educ: Elizabeth Coll., Guernsey. Work: Commnd Royal Engrs, 1940; served Western Desert RE, 1940–43 (MC and Bar; dispatches); Special Air Service NW Europe, 1944–45 (MBE); Malaya, 1951–53 (OBE); Comdr RE, 2 Div. BAOR, 1961–63; Corps Comdr RE, 1 (BR) Corps, 1967–68; Dir Defence Operational Plans, MoD, 1970; Engineer in Chief (Army), 1970–72; Asst CGS (Operational Requirements), 1972–74. Col Comdt, RE, 1975–80. Director: Scout Insurance (Guernsey) Ltd, 1990–2000; Guernsey Envmtl Services, 2001–04 (Man. Dir, 2004–). Dir, Mines Awareness Trust Ltd, 2005–. President: RBL, Guernsey, 1986–2004; La Société Guernesiaise, 1994–96; Chm., Guernsey Scout Council, 1987–99. Belgian Croix de Guerre, 1940, and Croix Militaire, 1945. Recreation: ornithology. Address: Le Courtil Tomar, Rue des Pres, St Pierre du Bois, Guernsey GY7 9AQ.

Links :

Commission : http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

MC : http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

Bar : http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=

Croix de Guerre with palm : http://www.gazettes-online.co.uk/archiveVi...;selHonourType=


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