Military Provost Staff Corps

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Soldier Details:
Surname: White
Initials:   B.F.W.
Rank:   2nd Lieutenant
Army No.:  202083
Notes:   CMP. Provost Officer. Royal Army Service Corps. London Gazette 35282, page 5504, 23/9/41. General List 28/8/41 The undermentioned to be 2/Lt's CSM Bertram Frederick William White (202083) From CMP. 7/46 became APM HQ Vienna Garrison. London Gazette 39685, page 5800, dated 4/11/1952. Royal Army Service Corps. Short Serv. Comms. Capt. B F W White (202083) is dismissed the service by sentence of a Gen. Court Martial, 2nd Aug. 1952. He wrote a article in the RMP Journal, page 113, By the Red Danube which describes he duties of the International Patrol in Vienna.

Decorations/Medals/Awards (1)
  1. Decoration:   Member of the British Empire Gazette Date: 1951-01-01 Gazette Issue: 39104 Gazette Page: 8
Citation:   New Year Honours. Major (temporary) Bertram Frederick William White (202083), Royal Army Service Corps. Citation:- Major White has been Assistant Provost Marshal in Vienna since July 1946. For four years he has carried out his duties in an Exemplary manner, displaying exceptional ability, judgement and tact in dealing with the many incidents involving British Troops, Austrians, or members of other Occupational Forces. He displayed these qualities in a marked manner on 22 August 1949 when, in a British Sector of the city, a hostile Austrian crown was about to attack a Russian Vehicle in which an Austrian subject was being transported against his will. His firm handling of the situation not only freed the Austrian but dispersed the crown and thus prevented a serious incident. Again between 24th and 28th February, 1950, his firm and tactful action prevented Soviet attempts to search the British European Airways omnibus proceeding to and from the British Airfield. He has rendered service of a high order for a long period under difficult conditions; throughout which he has retained the confidence and respect of all nationalities and ranks. Recommended by Brigadier C Knowles, Commander Vienna Garrison and the C in C & High Commissioner for Austria.