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"Youngest MC" since World War II

Posted on Wed, 14 April 2010 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

18 year old Private Alex Kennedy of the 2nd Battalion The Mercian Regiment has been hailed as the youngest recipient of the Military Cross since World War II. The Full story can be found here.

However no mention is made of young recipients of the Military Medal - we're sure that there must have been at least one or two awarded to soldiers of 18 or under prior to the decoration being made obsolete in 1993 when the MC was made available to all ranks and we would like to hear from readers with any information regarding such awards.

Not that we wish to denigrate the heroism of Pte Kennedy in any way but we do feel that the full story, with all the facts, should be covered!