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Adams, Norman Marcus

Service number:
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


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Second World War (1939-1945)
7th Survey Regiment Royal Regiment of Artillery, XII Corps, British Army
Awarded on:
March 1st, 1945
"On 22nd Oct 44, No 973585 W/Sgt. Adams. N.M. owing to the shortage of an officer, took command of a survey section of X Tp. By about 1300 hrs that day 53 Div infantry had advanced into the heavily mined area west of Vinckel. .. were to follow up in order to park from closer range in a further programme that night. It was therefore essential that survey was provided for them by nightfall. Despite the fact that carriers, jeeps and half-tracks had been blown up on mines before his eyes. Sgt Adams boldly led his section along virgin tracks to a successful accomplishment of the task, of which the technical difficulties alone were sufficient to make its completion before darkness a matter of doubt. Had Sgt. Adams taken the more cautious method of reconnoitring and surveying on foot, daylight would not have allowed the completion of the work and the guns for whose survey he was responsible could not have taken their pre-arranged part in the fire plan known as COLIN which followed."
Military Medal (MM)


  • - Supplement to The London Gazette Issue 36961 published on the 27 February 1945
    - Wellington Auctions