Friday, 27 February 2015

A paratrooper who showed "complete disregard" for his own safety during a Taliban attack in Afghanistan has been awarded the Victoria Cross - the highest British military honour. L/Cpl Joshua Leakey, 27, of the Parachute Regiment, was recognised for his valour during the 2013 attack. He is the third serviceman - and the first living servicemen - to receive the medal for service in Afghanistan. L/Cpl Leakey, from Hampshire, said he was "deeply honoured". He has been recognised with the VC almost 70 years after another member of his family was awarded the same honour. L/Cpl Leakey's second cousin twice removed, Sergeant Nigel Gray Leakey, was a posthumous recipient of the VC in November 1945, for his actions while fighting in Africa during the Second World War. Read more HERE

(RG) Congratulations L/Cpl Joshua Leakey , you are the epitome of a British soldier.