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10-13-2009, 12:35 AM
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]

Lance Corporal Gajendra RAI The Royal Gurkha Rifles

The presence of mind, leadership and exceptional courage demonstrated by Gajendra during this prolonged and extremely dangerous CASEVAC enabled the extraction of a seriously wounded Rifleman; saved the life of a second; and allowed his Platoon to focus on regaining the initiative having been caught in a well set, perfectly executed and lethal ambush.