Brigadier Gordon G Reinhold MC

14 Oct 2011

  •  Military Cross medal

Gordon Reinhold was the CO of the 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment (1 PARA) from 1957 to 1959, and was the Battalion Second-in-Command in Suez.

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  •  Military Cross medal MC
Gordon G Reinhold

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David Gollop said:
The greatly respected Lieutenant-Colonel Reinhold MC served in 1 PARA during the Cyprus campaign as Battalion 2-i-c.

During 1956 the battalion was commanded by Lt Col Jackson who was replaced late summer by Lt Col Gratton, who commanded the Battalion on the Suez operation in November 1956.

Lt Col Reinhold became CO of 1 PARA during 1957 in the UK. It was Lt Col Reinhold who introduced the policy of ending bed boxes, replacing it with the "leave beds made - but bloody smart" policy which was not too popular with the senior NCOs.

He had strong views on unnecessary "bullshit" and did a great deal to modernize the Battalion. Apart from his Second World War record, he served with great distinction during the Palestine campaign in the late 1940s.
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