PERSONALIA
 
Name:  Allan, Norman
Date of birth: Unknown
Nationality:  Canadian
     
OFFICIER IN DE ORDE VAN ORANJE NASSAU (ON.4)
Rank: Major
Unit: 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC), 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade (2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Company, Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC), 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade)
Awarded on: December 8th, 1945
Action: Recommendation:
Major Allan, officer commanding 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Company, RCASC, landed in France with his unit in June 1944. During the campaign in North-west Europe, Major Allan has personally dealt with all the supply and transport problems of 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade. Under his guidance, 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade Company, RCASC has most efficiently carried out its duties under very trying active service conditions, with units of the brigade at times separated over an extremely wide frontage. His unit has all times been an example of the highest degree of proficiency and discipline, and due to Major Allanís initiative, has developed a record which is second to none. Major Allan is personally responsible for these achievements; because of his skillful handling of his responsibilities, his remarkable foresight in anticipating demands and his intense devotion to duty at all times, he is worthy of the highest commendation.
Details: Royal Decree no. 2.
The Canada Gazette of 22 December, 1945.
 
 
 
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