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be mentioned in dispatches

To be recognized for one's bravery or heroism, as of a member of the military. Primarily heard in UK. You'll be mentioned in dispatches for saving so many men in your platoon.
See also: dispatch, mention
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be mentioned in dispatches

be commended for your actions. British
In official military reports from the front line any soldiers who have been responsible for particular acts of bravery are commended by name.
See also: dispatch, mention
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<B Dave Rennie, who's name has been mentioned in dispatches with regards to a future position coaching Wales
Capt Gareth Evans, from Cardiff, Private Ben Chamberlain, from Caerphilly, and Lance Corporal Darren Gregory, from Bridgend, have all been Mentioned in Dispatches for their courage.