Royal Marine receives Conspicuous Gallantry Cross 23 Mar 06 Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson receives the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in the Operational Honours List announced on 24 March 2006 Colour Sergeant Tomlinson was commanding a US Marine Corps assault force on the Euphrates River near Fallujah in November 2004 when they came under fire from a numerically superior and well-defended enemy position. His decision to turn his lead craft towards the attack created an element of surprise, which unhinged the enemy. He was first on the river bank and he engaged in close quarter battle, enabling his men to encircle the enemy. http://www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/HistoryAndHonour/RoyalMarineReceivesConspicuousGallantryCross.htm I have had a look at the sister site âThe Royalsâ but couldnât find any mention of this award. For myself, I find this of particular interest as it would appear Colour Sergeant Matthew Tomlinson was on exchange with the Americans at the time of the incident. I hope it is OK to post it here? Well done Colour.