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Medal group awarded to Lieutenant John Groom, Combined Operations Experimental Establishment, Royal Engineers

Lieutenant John Arthur Groom was awarded the Military Cross (MC) for covert reconnaissance of beach mines and obstacles on the Normandy coastline during Operation TARBRUSH on 16-17 May 1944, prior to the D-Day landings. Working with members of No. 10 (Inter-Allied) Commando, Royal Engineers personnel were responsible for photographing the defences and bringing back examples of mines and obstacles that had been laid by the Germans.

Groom was awarded the 1939-45 Star; Africa Star; Burma Star; France and Germany Star; Defence Medal 1939-45 and British War Medal 1939-45.

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NAM. 2001-12-11-1


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