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  • Royal Marine Captain Jack Anrude receives the Military Cross after he carried a badly wounded Afghan soldier to safety despite himself being shot in the head and arm.

    Gurkha honoured for solo defence of base against Taliban

  • Yet Francis Pym was no defeatist: he had served in Italy and north Africa, winning the Military Cross.

    In praise of … the voice of experience | Editorial

  • George Anderson was becomingly modest about his imminent Military Cross, for leading a raid on enemy trenches, killing the sentry, and with a corporal carrying back the body of one of his men.

    Letters from the front to go on show at Christ's College, Cambridge

  • But Beattie, who was awarded the Military Cross and has just published a book, Task Force Helmand, said: "We did sometimes have problems with Pasthun soldiers in the ranks who were influenced by their family while their family was under the influence of the insurgency."

    Killings shock troops on joint patrols vital to Afghanistan exit strategy

  • Cpl Ricky Furgusson (above), who lost both legs and an eye in Sangin, receives the Military Cross.

    Soldiers honoured for bravery in Afghanistan

  • Though typically modest about his role in blowing up installations, Burn was awarded the Military Cross for his part in the assault.

    Michael Burn obituary

  • And I imagine the man who won the Military Cross fighting the IRA will take this smear campaign in his stride and write an especially savage book on defence under New Labour.

    The plot against Sir Richard Dannatt

  • Though he only meant to be in the army for three years, he distinguished himself while serving in Northern Ireland, earning the Military Cross and setting-off on a career that in would see him serve in Cyprus, Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

    Judging Dannatt

  • Though he only meant to be in the army for three years, he distinguished himself while serving in Northern Ireland, earning the Military Cross and setting-off on a career that in would see him serve in Cyprus, Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

    Gordon Brown, Charlie Whelan and Me

  • Though he only meant to be in the army for three years, he distinguished himself while serving in Northern Ireland, earning the Military Cross and setting-off on a career that in would see him serve in Cyprus, Germany, Bosnia, and Kosovo.

    Judging Dannatt

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