AFTER-ACTION REPORT on the
SPECIAL SERVICES RENDERED by
NO. 1337 SECTION, LRDG at
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES:
ANALYSIS OF OUTCOMES:
No. 1337 Section performed at a level worthy of commendation. All objectives were achieved and local authorities were given opportunity to save face as well. All other outcomes were negligible and compartmentalized. The Home and Foreign Offices both are appeased.
ANALYSIS OF PERFORMANCE:
The command staff of No. 1337 Section should be considered to have redeemed themselves for any slight in the eyes of Headquarters, British Forces in Egypt. British Military Intelligence asks that the involved personnel be made available, other assignments permitting, in the future.
While, due to the sensitive nature of the assignment, particulars can not be discussed, both Lieutenant Danderfinch and Sergeant Dupris have been recommended for, and granted, decoration: the Military Cross and Distinguished Service Order respectively. Additionally, due to wounds received in combat action against the enemy: Sergeant Dupris is awarded a Wound Stripe, and American sergeant Wiese is recommended for the Purple Heart.
Additionally, Sergeant Dupris will be awarded the rank of Staff Sergeant, Lance Corporal Edge will become a Corporal, and 2nd Lieutenant will assume the rank and responsibilities of full Lieutenant. All promotions to be rendered and effective immediately. All staff to remain with No. 1337 Section, LRDG.
Due to this, and previous, success it is advised Headquarters assign the section to the planned Western Desert Force to participate in the upcoming Operation Compass. No. 1337 Section’s experience and familiarity with the terrain leading to, and around, Benghazi should be of particular use as a recce element for the leading edge of the counteroffensive.