|Illumination||Swiss Green Illumination|
|Movement System||Swiss Ronda 715 Quartz Movement|
|Case Material||316L Stainless Steel|
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The Burton is named after Richard Henry Burton VC.
Burton was 21 years old and a private in the 1st Battalion, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, British Army, during the Second World War at Monte Ceco, near Palazzuolo sul Senio, north-east of Florence when the following deed took place. It was for this that he was awarded the Victoria Cross.
The citation in the London Gazette, 4th of January, 1945 reads:
In Italy on 8th October, 1944, two Companies of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment moved forward to take a strongly held feature 760 meters high. The capture of this feature was vital at this stage of the operation as it dominated all the ground on the main axis of advance.
The assaulting troops made good progress to within twenty yards of the crest when they came under withering fire from Spandaus on the crest. The leading platoon was held up and the Platoon Commander was wounded. The Company Commander took another platoon, of which Private Burton was runner, through to assault the crest from which four Spandaus at least were firing. Private Burton rushed forward and, engaging the first Spandau position with his Tommy gun, killed the crew of three. When the assault was again held up by murderous fire from two more machine guns Private Burton, again showing complete disregard for his own safety, dashed forward toward the first machine gun using his Tommy gun until his ammunition was exhausted. He then picked up a Bren gun and firing from the hip succeeded in killing or wounding the crews of the two machine guns. Thanks to his outstanding courage the Company was then able to consolidate on the forward slope of the feature.
The enemy immediately counter-attacked fiercely but Private Burton, in spite of most of his comrades being either dead or wounded, once again dashed forward on his own initiative and directed such accurate fire with his Bren gun on the enemy that they retired leaving the feature firmly in our hands.
The enemy later counter-attacked again on the adjoining platoon position and Private Burton, who had placed himself on the flank, brought such accurate fire to bear that this counterattack also failed to dislodge the Company from its position.
Private Burton's magnificent gallantry and total disregard of his own safety during many hours of fierce fighting in mud and continuous rain were an inspiration to all his comrades.
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Throughout recent years there has been an increase in the number of current or ex armed forces personnel suffering from mental health conditions such as PTSD. There are currently many ways you can support one another in talking about your problems, but here at Stirling Timepieces we felt we needed to do something to support the community further.
Stirling Timepieces will donate 10% of profit from each sale to Military Charities. Although this is the least we can do, we hope that in our journey to develop and grow the brand we can assist in shining a light on the ongoing struggle for service personnel suffering with PTSD. When you make a purchase through our site you are supporting the wider community, and our vision is to create a community that can come together and help.
PTSD is a topic that is close to our hearts and we have designed our platform in a way that we can raise awareness and financially support the community. Although we have worked tirelessly with our watchmakers to design this beautiful range of watches, we have also set up a channel in which we can support military charities through your purchases.