EOD/Green Howards walt? to get GC

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  1. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    (Posted in NAAFI Sticky as well)

    One of the members on BM posted about a man getting the George Cross earned on Granby,well it does'nt ring true (to me,I may be wrong tho,apologies if I am)

    Joined Green Howards from school as a Chef in 1987,
    Staff Sgt in 1991,
    Transferred to EOD in 1991 at Basra,Iraq,
    Medically Discharge in 1997,
    Recieving award in Dress uniform,

    read on;


  2. ViroBono

    ViroBono LE Moderator

  3. So he made staff sergeant by the age of 21?
  4. Took awhile to write him up for the gong aswell.
  5. Since when did British Forces invade Basra in 1991, I thought we never went into Iraq that year!! I was attached with the yanks for this particular camping trip and was on the left hook manouvre though Iraq and we never went to Basra or anywhere near it. The most north that main British Forces were deployed was just above the road of death in Kuwait, but I could be wrong?
  6. What is that smell........ And it's not victory.
  7. Went over the water with the Green Howards mid 92, which meant we started training late 91. Don't remember them having been just back from anywhere else.
    Although reading the report again, he must have transferred to the RAOC or RE by then if he was ATO.
    Seems like he crammed a lot into his relatively short carreer.
  8. Was in the Howards from 83-89, don't recognise him, can't remember any eod specialists that could cook either, vaguely recall some dodgy banana custard though, IIRC my old mob only got so far as Kenya to acclimatise but the war had ended within a week so it was footy and lager time.
  9. Sixty

    Sixty LE Moderator Book Reviewer
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    An infantry SSgt?
  10. cpunk

    cpunk LE Moderator

    Total fantasy - the media will believe anything.
  11. Maybe he was ACC att 1 GH. Although 1 GH weren't on Op GRANBY IIRC. He would have done well to tfr from ACC to RE EOD or RAOC AT trade and reached Sgt or SSgt in 4 years! Manure.
  12. Comment posted on Nottingham Evening News website with relevant facts, waiting for incoming :mrgreen:
  13. Mr Masson and Mr Walker returned to Britain to rest before being sent out on another tour in Iraq.
    Both men were put on light duties in 1994 for medical reasons, and Mr Masson began suffering from Gulf War syndrome.
    He was medically discharged from the Army in 1997.

    My bold,

    Cant comment as I was still in short trousers at this stage, but cant think of any "Iraq" tours between Gramby and Telic?
  14. That's right. I dont think you meant to say that British forces "never went into Iraq" in 1991. Obviously we did, as part of the left hook manoeuvre which you mention.
  15. May be he ticked the box that says no publicity!
    Just had a look on the website, lots of incoming already!!
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