I was on that tour and remember the incident vividly. It happened when he was running to see if the front sanger guys were all ok whilst in contact. He was very well thought of in the Bde as a whole alsoI’m interested whether Paul Harding is this guys real name?
The reason is that Major Paul Harding who was OC Support Company, 4Rifles was killed in action in Iraq in 2007.
Major Harding was an extremely well respected officer who started his 30 year career as a Rifleman in the Royal Green Jackets and rose through the ranks to gain a commission and ended up as a Company Commander.
The RGJ Paul Harding is a Green Jacket legend and although this alleged Walt isn’t claiming to be a Green Job, if he is using his name because he thinks it helps him masquerade as a soldier, he’s probably playing with fire.