VC for Afghanistan | Silver Coins

VC for Afghanistan

L/Cpl James Ashworth of the 1 Battalion Grenadier Guards who was killed in June 2012 while on a reconnaissance patrol in Afghanistan has been awarded a posthumous Victoria Cross.

Speaking at the time of L/Cpl Ashworth’s death his commanding officer said &quotHe was killed although fighting his way by way of compounds major his fire group from the front, whilst trying to defend his men and he showed extraordinary courage to close on a determined enemy,&quot

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