Birmingham Mail: "Matt Croucher Donates George Cross To IWM"

Re: Birmingham Mail: "Matt Croucher Donates George Cross To

A brave, and selfless young man. The epitome of the Naval service.
 

labrum

War Hero
2 errors in the article, he's loaning his GC not donating it and he was RMR when he deployed on HERRICK. The article suggests he was RM at the time and has since joined the RMR.
 

NZ_Bootneck

War Hero
Probably the best place for it security wise and a recently awarded addition to the IWM collection of this calibre will always bring punters through the door which is all good for that superb institution, IMO.
BZ again to L/Cpl Croucher RMR.
 

daffy1

War Hero
I was on the same Herrick as Matt working for logs TQ at the time and managed to get hands on with his kit that took the full force of the blast. Got to say I was very impressed regarding the body armor. But a brave lad indeed.
 
daffy1 said:
I was on the same Herrick as Matt working for logs TQ at the time and managed to get hands on with his kit that took the full force of the blast. Got to say I was very impressed regarding the body armor. But a brave lad indeed.
That stuff should in the IWM alongside his Medal, too.
 

2badge_mango

War Hero
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
daffy1 said:
I was on the same Herrick as Matt working for logs TQ at the time and managed to get hands on with his kit that took the full force of the blast. Got to say I was very impressed regarding the body armor. But a brave lad indeed.
That stuff should in the IWM alongside his Medal, too.
That's what it says in the article Bob :roll:

2BM
 
2badge_mango said:
BreathingOutOnTheWayUp said:
daffy1 said:
I was on the same Herrick as Matt working for logs TQ at the time and managed to get hands on with his kit that took the full force of the blast. Got to say I was very impressed regarding the body armor. But a brave lad indeed.
That stuff should in the IWM alongside his Medal, too.
That's what it says in the article Bob :roll:

2BM
Yes, he has donated it - I just hope they are displayed together.
 

nihilist

Newbie
"Visitors to the Lord Ashcroft Gallery’s Extraordinary Heroes exhibition will discover the personal stories behind each medal on display in a state-of-the-art space filled with interactive touch-screens, multimedia platforms and original interpretation. The new gallery will examine the concept of bravery and the personal stories behind the award of the medals. Alongside the precious medals will be many objects on display for the first time as well as newly commissioned artwork, film and photography."

http://london.iwm.org.uk/server/show/conEvent.3433
 

X.R.D

War Hero
I had a read of his book which is pretty good aswell. During the invasion of Iraq he was put up for another gong which was hinted at as being the M.C. Unfortunately Matt went off the rails a bit on his return and it wasnt awarded. This is mentioned extensively in his book.

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