30/11/2011

Queen To Honour Soldier's Bravery

The Queen will posthumously present a George Medal to honour the bravery of a soldier who died in action while trying to clear explosive devices in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt Brett Linley, from Bournville, who died while trying to clear improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Nahr-e-Saraj in July 2010, will be awarded the George Medal by the Queen for his bravery and service to The Royal Logistic Corps.

The 29-year-old had been serving on his first tour of Afghanistan and had defused more than 100 bombs.

The medal will be awarded to Mr Linley’s family by the Queen at a ceremony in Buckingham Palace.

(LB)

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