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Michael Dauncey
Born (1920-05-09)May 9, 1920
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch Flag of the British Army.svg British Army
Years of service 1941 - 1985
Rank Brigadier
Commands held 126th Infantry Brigade
1st Batallion Cheshire Regiment
Battles/wars World War II
Awards Distinguished Service Order

Brigadier Michael Donald Keen Dauncey DSO, DL is a retired British Army Brigadier who participated in Operation Market Garden during the Second World War.[1]

He lives in Uley, Gloucestershire with his wife Marjorie.[2]

Market Garden[]

On the first day of the operation, 17 September 1944, Dauncey flew a Horsa glider into Arnhem. Several days of fighting ensued, during which he sustained eye injuries. Despite being blinded in one eye, he fought on. He was later awarded the Distinguished Service Order for bravery shown during this battle.[3]


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