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George Medals Awarded

Posted on Wed, 21 November 2012 by Phil Mussell - General News, Medal News

The men who tackled a gunman who had fired shots on board a nuclear submarine, killing a RN Lt Commander, were each awarded the George Medal for their Bravery at Buckingham Palace today (November 21). In April last year Able Seaman Ryan Donovan fired an assault rifle aboard HMS Astute, killing Lt Cmdr Ian Molyneaux who had tried to take the gun from him. Southampton City Council Leader Royston Smith and Chief Executive Alistair Neil wrestled Donovan to the floor following the killing, pinning him until police arrived. Lt Cmdr Molyneaux was posthumously awarded the George Medal which his family received in his honour at a ceremony at the Palace last Friday. For more details see the BBC's website