VCs for mine clearance and bomb disposal

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  1. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    I know we have rules about in the face of the enemy etc but I read this on todays post from Mr Free Market:
    Serious stuff no doubt but would he get the award today?
  2. He was ambushed during this extraordinary odyssey of bravery so I would imagine that that was what ticked the 'presence of the enemy' box. Personally I think the distinction for minefield clearance/IEDD is a bit of a nonsense. Still, the GC is an award of equivalent status I think.
  3. diplomat

    diplomat War Hero Book Reviewer

    I believe that a Sapper BDO and an RLC ATO have received MCs for IEDD in Iraq rather than the more 'usual' QGM or GM.

    This may mean a VC is possible in the future rather than a GC (as awarded to Captain Pete Norton recently). The VC and GC are both of equal status anyway.
  4. ugly

    ugly LE Moderator

    Nice no doing down of anyone intended just fishing for thoughts/comments as this was done in a war that touched everyone!