Huzzah! Royal gets a gong.

#2
Awesome news about time someone got what they deserved. It's still a pity about the 2 bootnecks hanging off the Apache.
I think thats the highest award RM have recieved since Thomas Peck Hunter recieved the VC at lake Commacchio 1945.
Well doine Royal.
 

hammockhead

Lantern Swinger
#9
It appears to be the only GC ever awarded to the Corps, if you ignore a single Albert Medal (predecessor to the GC) awarded to an RMLI officer in 1919.
 
#18
Really don't understand how setting off a booby trap, laid by the enemy one assumes, can constitute not being in the face of the enemy. This should have been a VC, or maybe they've run out of bronze cannons?

The situation reminds me of the folk song by Harvey Andrews about the guy who smothered a bomb in a Northern Ireland railway station. I don't know what he was awarded, but it was heroism of the most profound kind.
 

Ueshiba

Lantern Swinger
#19
asst_dep_to_dep_asst said:
Really don't understand how setting off a booby trap, laid by the enemy one assumes, can constitute not being in the face of the enemy. This should have been a VC, or maybe they've run out of bronze cannons?

The situation reminds me of the folk song by Harvey Andrews about the guy who smothered a bomb in a Northern Ireland railway station. I don't know what he was awarded, but it was heroism of the most profound kind.
I agree. Was there any news on the 2 Anglians nominated for VC?
 
#20
Well done Royal. Like a lot of people on here i am puzzled, why not the VC? the George Medal i understood was a civilian award eqivalent to the VC. Can someone out there explain the rules.
 
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