MILITARY COURAGE RECOGNISED IN OPERATIONAL HONOURS LIST

Pictured:Lance Corporal Joshua Mark LEAKEY, 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Army.

BRITISH SOLDIER WHO PREVENTED CONSIDERABLE LOSS OF LIFE ON AFGHAN MISSION TO BE AWARDED THE VICTORIA CROSS

A British soldier who singlehandedly prevented considerable loss of life during an assault into a Taliban stronghold in Afghanistan is to be awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military honour, it has been announced today with the publication of the operational honours and awards list.

Pictured:Lance Corporal Joshua Mark LEAKEY, 1st Battalion The Parachute Regiment, Army.

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Photo credit to read-Cpl Jamie Peters RLC