10th January 2014
Tank officer Robert Boscawen, an ex-Conservative MP and the last holder of the Military Cross to sit in the House of Commons, died on 28 December 2013, aged 90.
Boscawen was awarded the Military Cross for his actions in October 1944, south of Arnhem, when his tanks stood their ground during a night of heavy fire.
You can read more of Robert Boscawen's wartime experiences in his bestselling battle diary, Armored Guardsmen. It captures the spirit of comradeship, the joy of success, the bitterness of loss and the dangerous thrill of action.