Lieutenant Peter F King,
D.C.L.I, WS/Lieut 328163 ,4 Cdo
Since hthe 6th June 1944 this officer has continually been conspicous both in
action and on patrol, and displays the highest qualities of leadership and
courage. He had fought in all the actions in which the Commando had been
For example, on the night 9th-10th April 1945, Lieut King with a party of
two crossed the Volkerak into the enemy held island of Overflakee.
During the night he made extensive reconnaissance of enemy dispoaitions,
Lying up the next day to observe habits of the enemy . He determined to
remain longer and penetrate deeper, and during the following two days
directed a large number of harassing artillery shoots against the enemy,
frequently from positions within the danger zone. lieut King withdrew
on the night of 12th-13th April 1945 with very complete information on the
enemy disposition in the south eastern half of the island.
London Gazette 11.10.45.