The Tank Museum | Recipient

B.G. Dudley

Tales of valour

Military Medal

Military Medal

DUDLEY Basil Gilbert, (Trooper)

3rd Royal Tank Regiment

During the first engagement East of Bir Igela, the Grant tanks were running short of ammunition. The Commanding Officer called for High Explosive ammunition and Trooper Dudley drove his 3-ton lorry to within 30 or 40 yards of the tanks with complete disregard of a rain of shells from artillery, tanks and anti-tank guns, calmly replenished each tank with ammunition.
Again at Knightsbridge (Devils Cauldron) on 6th June 1942, this soldier again brought a load of 75 mm ammunition to within 50 yards of the tanks under intense enemy fire proceeded to replenish the tanks, showing a complete disregard of danger.
On 7th June 1942 in the same area Trooper Dudley again came forward with his lorry, and although shells were bursting all round his vehicle, he went about replenishing the tanks in the same cool manner. Due to this man’s bravery, the tanks were able to carry out three successful actions.

MILITARY MEDAL

1939-45 STAR

AFRICA STAR, 8TH ARMY BAR

FRANCE & GERMANY STAR

WAR MEDAL

LES VETERANS DE ROI ALBERT