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Mentions in Despatches (Group)

British commanders-in-chief of a theatre of war or campaign were obliged to report their activities and achievements to the War Office in the form of despatches, which were published in The Gazette.
In several occasions also persons were mentioned in these despatches without them having received a decoration for the mentioned action. By adding a specific item to a certified decoration the recipient could show the mentioning.


Mentioned in DespatchesIn the database: 2238
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conduct
King's/Queen's Commendation for brave conductIn the database: 126