RAF Corporal awarded first RAF NCO Military Cross

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  1. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

  2. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    One of the three RAF lads killed by a mortar round mentioned in the article was a friend of the other halfs family. A nice lad and a Reservist.

    R.I.P
     
  3. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    :salut:
     
  4. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    Just outstanding.
     
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    :wav:
     
  6. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    Outstanding but not too sure why he is being refered to as the first NCO recipient, first from the RAF perhaps but since the demise of the MM quite a few NCOs and "other ranks" have received it.
     
  7. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    One it? Firstly it's won it.

    And such a decoration is earnt, this isn't the lottery.
     
  8. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    BZ light blue,

    and you don't win a medal, you receive it. ;-)
     
  9. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    Or awarded it even, well done to the young man in light blue.
     
  10. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    great effort :salut: well done Cpl Hayden
     
  11. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    Beware Thread Creap.

    Of course one earns it. Though if you check there is one medal that can be awarded by lottery. (Having said that this may not be the case today though it certainly was in the past.) I supose you would say that the only medals you win are sporting ones. I am sorry for using the sporting analagy if you feel that to do so is to belittle such awards. Though I think you will find that I am not the first to do it and I certainly will not be the last. As J Clarkson pointed out the other night, comparing sporting heros to military ones is offensive. To do it the other way around is very British. Even the Duke of Wellington did it. (Sort of.)

    End of thread creap
     
  12. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    Great work Rock Ape...

    You are right though, here are some recent Royal NCO MCs;

    Military Cross (MC)

    1. Cpl David Beresford RM, (Iraq)
    2. Capt Christopher Haw RM, (Iraq)
    3. Capt Paul Lynch RM, (Iraq)
    4. Mne Gareth Thomas RM, (Iraq)
    5. Cpl Peter Watts RM. (Iraq)
    6. Mne Ian Danby, (Afghanistan)
    7. Corporal Willey RM, (Afghanistan)
    8. Cpl Hewett RM, (Afghanistan)
    9. Cpl Michael Cowe RM, (Afghanistan)
    10. Mne Matthew Bispham, (Afghanistan)
    11. Mne Daniel Claricoates, (Afghanistan)
    12. Mne Daniel Fisher, (Afghanistan)
    13. Sgt Jason Layton RM, (Afghanistan)
    14. Cpl Simon Willey RM, (Afghanistan)
    15. Capt James Knight RM, (Iraq)
    16. Cpl Terry Knights RM, (Iraq)
    17. Sgt Daniel Alan Fisher, RM (Afghanistan)
    18. Sgt Steven Edmond Veale, RM (Afghanistan)

    There are half a dozen Cpls in there, and that's just Royal.
     
  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    Yep, not detracting from the act of bravery, the content of the press release on MoD Oracle is rather misleading.
     
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    That's because most journalists are incapable of getting the facts straight even when they are directly quoting from a press release! The MOD website makes it clear that he is the first RAF NCO to be awarded the MC http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/D...ur/BasraFireFightHeroesHonouredByTheQueen.htm
     
  15. Good effort that Man.
     
  16. Re: RAF Corporal awarded first NCO Military Cross

    I think the word you are looking for here is ballot, not quite the same thing except where politicians are concerned!! Of course the RM have done this, have they not?

    IMD
     
  17. Pengies and Rocks love to slag each other off, but got admit this bloke is definately top class. :salut:
     
  18. Respect to Him.
     

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