Hi, Flt Lt Christopher Gordon awarded for 'courageous' Afghan rescue' See http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-21916455 "A RAF pilot has been awarded a medal for his "considerable courage" in the rescue of soldiers in Afghanistan. Flt Lt Christopher Gordon, 29, of Manchester, has won the Distinguished Flying Cross for helping 30 troops escape heavy fire in Helmand. His twin-rotored Chinook helicopter had only one engine in operation at the time of the rescue, last August. He had to quickly assess if he could take off, before having to fly low and use field plough marks to navigate. The rescue happened after 60 British and Afghan troops were dropped into an "insurgent safe haven" by two Chinook helicopters, a Ministry of Defence spokesman said." Bloody well done Sir. Regards, Mick D.