- Second World War (1939-1945)
- Headquarters, 11th Armoured Division, British Army
- Awarded on:
- February 1st, 1945
"Major-General G.P.B. Roberts DSO, MC assumed command of 11 Armoured Division in December 1943.
He at once threw himself with the greatest energy into preparing his Division for war and worked untiringly to this end for the six months before the invasion of Europe took place.
That he succeeded in his task is amply proved by the outstanding success of his Division in battle. During the advance to the ODON, in the break through EAST of CAEN and again in the break out at CAUMONT, General Roberts' Division fought with the greatest verve and skill in country much of which was quite unsuited to armoured warfare.
That his Division fought so well I attributed largely to General Roberts, who by his skill in planning, his enthusiasm and outstanding command in battle so inspired his officers and men that they could not fail."