Sunday, 27 March 2011

K E Watson MC

Many congratulations, immense pride and admiration for Acting Lance Corporal Kylie Elizabeth WATSON, Royal Army Medical Corps, who hails from Ballymena in County Antrim. L/Cpl Watson has been awarded the Military Cross.

She  put herself in mortal danger to treat a wounded Afghan soldier under heavy Taliban fire; and gave medical care in exposed open ground for twenty minutes. Her citation spoke of her immense courage and described her as an inspiration to her platoon.

L/Cpl Watson is believed to be only the fourth woman to receive the Military Cross, the third highest award for gallantry.

L/Cpl Watson is among 136 service personnel, most of whom served in Afghanistan with 4 Mechanised Brigade between April and October last year, to be named in the latest military honours list.

1 comment :

Sandy said...

Well done that woman. Fantastic honour for a very brave person.