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Dubery, Francis Reginald A.

Date of death:
June 29th, 1974
British (1801-present, Kingdom)


1944: Major

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Second World War (1939-1945)
Temporary Major
DAA & QMG, Headquarters, 3rd Parachute Brigade, 6th Airborne Division, British Army
Awarded on:
November 8th, 1945
Mentioned in Despatches
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
January 1st, 1951
Part 1:
"During the 1939-1945 War, Major DUBERY was Adjt of a battalion, DAA & QMG Airborne Forces Depot and Development Centre and later DAA & QMG 3rd Parachute Brigade. The latter appointment he held in FRANCE, at the Airborne operations during the RHINE crossing in March 1944, and during subsequent advance of 6th Airborne Division to the BALTIC.
In May 1947, when the Territorial Army was reconstituted Major DUBERY immediately offered his services and was appointed DAA & QMG 4th (nov 44th) Parachute Brigade in that month.
Since that time his work in the Bde has been of outstanding merit.
His wartime experience, and his considerable technical knowledge of airborne matters has been of tremendous assistance in the training of all ranks of the Brigade. His real and infectious enthusiasm for all aspects of service in the Territorial Army has been an inspiration and example throughout the Bde.
It has been largely due to his energy, resource and initiative that four successive annual camps attended by the Brigade have been smoothly, and successfully administered from start to finish.
These achievements, the fruit of much hard work, are more remarkable when it is realized that Major DUBERY has held since demobilization important posts in a large engineering works. He is now its managing director and is constantly compelled to travel all over the British Isles.
Despite all these calls on his time, no one has been a more regular attender on parades and weekend training than Major DUBERY and few have done more for his Brigade and for the Territorial Army as a whole."
Part 2:
"Major Dubery has arrived under my command both during and since the War. He is a really outstanding officer and it is high time that his services received some recognition. Strongly recommended."
Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE)