The History of 3rd Medium Regiment, Royal Artillery, 1939 – 1945.
(1945). Liverpool, England: Northern Publishing Company.
Main H.Q. 5th Cdn. Armd. Div.
Lieut./Col. K.A.P. Dalby
Commanding 3rd Medium Regt.
Dear Col. Dalby,—
Unfortunately, due to pressure of future moves and ops., I was unable
to get in to see you before leaving this area to express my great
admiration and appreciation of the magnificent work
done by your Regiment while under my command.
The fact that your guns stayed in action continuously throughout the
attack on the Otterloo area was a major factor in seeing the enemy off.
I made a point of talking to a number of the gun crews adjacent to
and thanked them for the part they had played.
As you know in many instances guns came under direct fire from small arms
the moment any sound was heard around the gun.
This was a most gallant action in every respect and worthy of the highest
traditions of the gunners.
I look forward keenly to having your Regiment under command again at
some time in future operations.