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I am researching the above Army Officer who served as DAA & QMG at 3 Commando Brigade in the Far East between June 1949 and January 1951. He was awarded the MBE in April 1951 for his work with the Brigade - the citation talks about his devotion to organising several moves of the Brigade within Malaya.

Interestingly, the last paragraph of the citation, initiated by Brigadier CR Hardy DSO, CBE, CO 3 Cdo Brigade, says:-
?I recommend him most strongly for an award which would bring great satisfaction to all ranks of a Royal Marine Brigade?
This paragraph was crossed out in hand by GOC Malaya (2* Army) or the C-inC FARELF, John Harding when countersigning the citation. Army jealousy?

Any information and/or photos of LEA would be much appreciated.

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There?s quite a bit on the internet about him but the best is probably here:

Pete Rogers, son of LSgt Joe Rogers MM & nephew of TSM Ken McAllister. Both No2 Commando.
God and the Soldier, all men adore, In time of danger and not before.
When the danger is passed and all things righted, God is forgotten, and the Soldier slighted.

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