CGC for gunner Sgt.

#1
Eclipsed somewhat by the VC but great to see one of our own being honoured.

Well done Terry! A real inspiration to the whole Regiment!

Sgt Terry Bryan - Conspicuous Gallantry Cross

A Conspicuous Gallantry Cross is awarded to Sergeant Terry Bryan, Royal Regiment of Artillery, for his bravery in Basra, Iraq, in August 2004. Sgt Bryan was leading a patrol that became engaged in a gunfight with Muqtada Al Sadr’s militia after their vehicles were ambushed. Forced to abandon their vehicles and still under heavy fire, Sgt Bryan took control of the situation and engaged in fire that enabled his patrol to escape to a nearby house. Joining them in their position, Sgt Bryan checked for casualties, redistributed ammunition and encouraged and reassured his soldiers. As they came under small arms, rocket propelled grenade and heavy machine gun fire from over forty militia surrounding the house, Sgt Bryan suffered injuries to his legs and eye. Despite this, Sgt Bryan continued to take time to be with each of his men at their individual positions, lending a hand in the fierce fire fight and encouraging and supporting the young. His citation states that:

“The quite exceptional leadership, professionalism and individual bravery of Sgt Bryan stood out that day. He is a quiet man, a communications specialist by trade but, in a particularly dangerous and dynamic situation, he demonstrated outstanding skill and personal qualities. He held his men together as they fought for their lives. He is also a modest man but 8 others owe him their lives. His gallantry and leadership speak for themselves.”
 
#2
Congrtualtions, saw him talking after the incident on the 1 RHA TV program and thought he'd be in line for something
 
#5
I would say this is the first, not that many chances for an RA boy to assert himself so to speak
 
#6
Definitely the first..all of the others so far have been Inf.
 
#8
So also an historically important award for the Gunners. As i understand it the CGC is the next one down from the VC, replacing the DCM and DSO for bravery. So this would be the highest award for valour within the regiment since when?
 
#9
cdo_gunner said:
So also an historically important award for the Gunners. As i understand it the CGC is the next one down from the VC, replacing the DCM and DSO for bravery. So this would be the highest award for valour within the regiment since when?

Hmm Technically it could be argued as Dieppe in 1942 by Capt Patrick Porteous, although not an Artillery action,at the time he was a Commando in a raid against Gun Emplacments BUT he was infact still badged RA.

Before that it would probably be at Sidi Rezegh, Nov '41 by Lt Gunn
 
#12
Congrats and richly deserved! Medals should be poper awards, its instances like this that I question the worth of the jubilee medal (keeping quiet about my Cyprus sun tan medal)
 
#13
Congrats and richly deserved! Medals should be poper awards, its instances like this that I question the worth of the jubilee medal (keeping quiet about my Cyprus sun tan medal)
 
#16
I should bring to your attention that, despite being printed correctly, in black and white, far and wide, Soldier magazine still congratulated Terry "Ryan". They also got one of the PWRR names wrong.

Sgt Bryan CGC, of 1st Regiment Royal Horse Artillery, should be proud of his gallantry award.

They should hang their collective heads in shame.
 
#17
Chin Chin C-Y I like the cut of your cloth.
 
#20
campsergeant said:
Congrats and very deserved well done Terry
The "Camp" Sergeant - Oh, get him!!

Spunky Monkey, bit of a conflict of interests??

Once again, Sgt Bryan, well deserved, enjoy meeting Ma'am.
 

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