Geoffrey Smalley Willcocks

Awarded Military Cross in 1943 when a 2nd Lieutenant.

"For conduct and leadership in battle conditions, described by his superiors as "superb". On one occasion in Tunisia he was sent with four tanks to the aid of artillery in the Wadi Zessar. The tanks had to cross a minefield. In pitch dark Captain Willcocks went forward on footk found a track and piloted the tanks through. When his mission was accomplished he led the tanks back through the minefield."

Signed up for the Royal Armoured Corps on 15th December 1939
Initial Training at Warminster - 57th Training Regiment

Takes command of B Squadron, 40th Royal Tank Regiment as 2nd/Lt. from 2nd September 1942.

Wounded in action twice

Promoted to Major - undated.

Tales of valour

Military Cross

For conduct and leadership in battle conditions.

MILITARY CROSS

AFRICA STAR

DEFENCE MEDAL

FRANCE & GERMANY STAR

ITALY STAR

WAR MEDAL

IRON CROSS 2ND CLASS