In the September issue of Britain at War, I have written an article given the title ‘Holding the Line – At All Costs’. It relates the story of Sergeant Norman Gerrish and his colleagues of No. 2807 Squadron of the RAF Regiment in their epic battle to take and hold the crucial airfield of Meiktila in Burma during the advance of Lieutenant General Sir William Slim’s 14th Army to Rangoon.
Gerrish’s inspirational leadership resulted in the immediate award of the Military Medal for gallantry. The citation highlighted his ‘courage, determination and leadership in holding two companies of the Japanese and for their ultimate defeat’.
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