VC for Afghanistan

Posted on Sat, 16 March 2013 by Phil Mussell
Posted in: General News, Medal News
VC for Afghanistan

L/Cpl James Ashworth of the 1 Battalion Grenadier Guards who was killed in June 2012 whilst on a reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan has been awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

Speaking at the time of L/Cpl Ashworth's death his commanding officer said "He was killed while fighting his way through compounds; leading his fire team from the front, whilst trying to protect his men and he showed extraordinary courage to close on a determined enemy,"

The Full citation can be found here


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