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VC and GC for Afghanistan

Posted on Thu, 14 December 2006 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

The award of a posthumous VC to Cpl Bryan Budd of 3 para has now been confirmed. Pte Budd's VC was for operations against the Taliban in August of this Year when his selfless courage enabled seven other soldiers to escape from a Taleban firefight. Also confirmed is the award of the George Cross to Cpl Mark Wright who rescued comrades from a minefield in September 2006. There is also confirmation of what is thought to be the first award of an MC to a woman - Pte Michelle Norris.

The citation for Cpl Budd's VC can be found here

The citation for Pte Wright's GC is here:

Also of note is the award of the MC to Cpl of Horse Michael Flynn who already holds the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross