The Aussies seem to chuck Our VC out with with some frequency. Must be because they're braver than Brits. About time the Republic developed their own medals ........ Or at least use their own metal. I think it's a ploy to deplete our bronze reserves
Shit happens.. No matter where you are or what you are doing or how many of your Unit there are.. If you are in a theatre of war something can & will happen that will bring out the valour of some of those men involved. Who knows... next week we could end up with a VC citation every single day.
you will see that he placed himself in life threatening situations several times to allow the enemy to be engaged/suppressed and also allow an injured (unfortnately KIA) comrade to be casevaced. Don't belittle what he did just because, what sound like jealousy, of the Aus Army awarding more than the Brit Army. The management are obviously not nominating the boys for awards in Helmand but I'm sure they are doing just the same type of operations and engagements on a regular basis.
Bonza effort, mate! (see what I did there?) Genuinely a very brave effort by that bloke and fully deserving of a medal, who cares how many have been given before, if he deserves it, he deserves it. case closed.
PS. I prefer their uniforms. We go too far towards having **** all awards/badges on ours just like the yanks go too far the other way. If I was a soldier type, i'd probably be jealous of the cut of that jacket, too.