"Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times"

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  1. Re: "Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times

    I like the title of his book, 'Bullet Proof'.

    A Bootneck on Herrick 5 was shot 5 TIMES in a single burst from an RPK (7.62) LMG and is still walking around today. He is pretty bullet proof also.
     
  2. Re: "Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times

    I bet he's a six throwing git when it comes to uckers too! BZ royal :wink:
     
  3. Re: "Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times

    Once again the Royals are leading from the front. Credit to his Commando unit and the Royals in general.
     
  4. Re: "Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times

    In this case, the Cdo Unit is RMR.
     
  5. Re: "Royal Marine who won George Cross cheated death 6 times

    Dogsnaffle

    Thank you for highlighting that.

    I think I will put the article in the RMR forum too, if only for the sake of completeness.
     
  6. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    For the benefit of those yet to join the service:

    There are indeed RMR units around the UK however when you deploy operationally as a trained Reservist, you serve with one of the regular RM units.

    In this case the said Marine was a former Regular RM who later joined the RMR.

    There are those that say Matt Croucher deserved a Victoria Cross, myself amongst them although purists would state that the heroic act was not actually whilst in direct contact with the enemy.
     

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