VC Winners - Your Country's Recipients

Discussion in 'General' started by spidge, Aug 27, 2006.

  1. bamboo43

    bamboo43 Very Senior Member

    Thanks VP.

    An outstanding act of bravery, not just in protecting his comrades, but also regaining control of the engagement.
     
  2. SDP

    SDP Incurable Cometoholic Patron

    I don't normally give up my British stoicism by referring to all and sundry as Heroes, that is because this guy can only be described as a Super Hero. They simply don't make them better than this. An amazing man.
     
  3. KevinC

    KevinC Slightly wierd

    When does he actually receive it? I watched a bit on Sky last night and I didn't see any presentation of the medal.
     
  4. Owen

    Owen -- --- -.. MOD

    already mentioned on 2 previous threads.
    do members read the forum or use 'search' ?

    post #55 onwards he's mentioned.
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/4537-vc-winners-your-countrys-recipients/page-2

    and post #2 onwards here.
    http://ww2talk.com/forums/topic/37924-kenyan-recipient-of-the-victoria-cross/


    That was just the announcement , he'll go to Buckingham Palace & see The Queen.


    Edit: merged threads - very interesting the two Leakeys are related? ~vP.
     
  5. von Poop

    von Poop Adaministrator Admin

    There's always at least one striking phrase in VC citations isn't there.
    Here, I suspect it may be: "with rounds impacting on the frame of the gun itself"...

    Interesting it was earnt while fighting alongside US troops - must look into reporting of it from the USMC viewpoint.
     
  6. Drew5233

    Drew5233 #FuturePilot Patron 1940 Obsessive

    Indeed..The bit that caught my eye was:


     
  7. The Cooler King

    The Cooler King Elite Member

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