Actually he was commissioned into the The Queen's Royal Regiment (West Surrey). He received 7 campaign medals (War Medal, Defence Medal, etc) - they are not awarded nor are they for other than "being there" for the prescribed time. Actually he was awarded none.Potsdamerplatz wrote:DIRK BOGARDE
In 1940 Derek Bogarde joined the Queen's Royal Regiment as an officer. He served in the Air Photographic Intelligence Unit and eventually attained the rank of major. Nicknamed "Pippin" and "Pip" during the war, he was awarded seven medals in his five years of active duty.
Apart from his portrayal of soldiers in movies he was a poet and wrote of his service in that form as well as in painting and his autobiography.