Recently discovered award of the Military Cross to one of our former members. Captain Charles Harold Clerkson, MC joined the 15th Field Regiment RCA on 20 September 1956 with previous service as a Forward Observation Officer with the 15th Field Regiment RCA in Europe during the Second World War. His citation reads:
The nature of the ground precluded suitable OP positions within the South Alberta Regiment area. Captain Clerkson, with complete disregard for his own safety and under constant shell and sniper fire, moved his OP from vantage point to vantage point in front of the area held by our own troops, effectively controlling the fire of his regiment. His gallant action was instrumental in repelling several attempts by the enemy to break out of the pocket. His energy, courage, and persistence were of the highest order.
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