A British paratrooper who ran through heavy fire to single-handedly lead the fight back against a Taliban attack has become the UK’s first living recipient of the Victoria Cross from the Afghanistan campaign.

L/Cpl Joshua Leakey has been awarded Britain’s highest award for bravery in the face of the enemy more than 70 years after a relative posthumously won the same medal.

Read the rest of the incredible story here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/defence/11435769/Para-becomes-first-living-VC-recipient-of-Afghan-war.html

 

 

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