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09-29-2009, 12:21 PM
The Military Cross (MC) is the third level military decoration awarded to officers and (since 1993) other ranks of the British Armed Forces and formerly also to officers of other Commonwealth countries.

The MC is granted in recognition of "an act or acts of exemplary gallantry during active operations against the enemy on land to all members, of any rank in Our Armed Forces…".[2] In 1979 the Queen approved a proposal that a number of awards including the Military Cross could in future be awarded posthumously.John BALLANCE Royal Marines

Richard CANTRILL Royal Marines

Leading a Commando assault on the town of Kasnishin, Cantrill orchestrated an exemplary scheme of manoeuvre that took the initiative away from the enemy. He then led Lima Company in an assault on a known Taliban stronghold, after 3 days of continual and robust contact, during which the Company fought a tenacious and intelligent battle, the foe were neutered.