Kate Nesbitt is first woman in Royal Navy to receive MC

From The Times
September 11, 2009
Kate Nesbitt is first woman in Royal Navy to receive Military Cross
Royal Navy Medical Assistant Kate Nesbitt with colleagues

Kate Nesbitt, above, won her a Military Cross. 'Under fire her commitment and courage made the difference between life and death,' the MoD said
Michael Evans, Defence Editor

A 20-year-old medic who repeatedly rushed forward to save colleagues while under attack from the Taleban has become the first woman in the Royal Navy to be awarded the Military Cross and only the second in the Armed Forces.

Able Seaman Class 1 Kate Nesbitt tended wounded colleagues from 3 Commando Brigade Royal Marines several times when they came under fire while on patrol in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence said: “Able Seaman Nesbitt’s actions throughout a series of offensive operations were exemplary. Under fire and under pressure her commitment and courage were inspirational and made the difference between life and death. She performed in the highest traditions of her service.”

Able Seaman Nesbitt’s award was one of more than 100 announced by the MoD yesterday in relation to 3 Commando Brigade’s tour of duty in Helmand between October and March. She was one of 14 to receive the Military Cross. Two were awarded to members of the special forces; their names were not published.

Well done AB Nesbitt!
Well done luv
Never approved of women in Front line, never doubted their courage, but would still like name of the Man who authoried it.
Many congratulations to her. Hope she gets loads of help with the press that she is going to get thrust upon her.

Also congratulations to all the others too.
Well done and thoroughly deserved
Well done. Respect.
Well done to all concerned. You have my sincere respect. thank you one and all.
Good effort that matelot.
Maintaining the traditions of gallantry among medics.
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