31 Oct '12, 3pm

News: Army Corporal honoured at Pride of Britain Awards

Corporal Carl Taylor, from 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was presented with an Outstanding Bravery Award by comedian John Bishop and TV personality Myleene Klass at the star-studded ceremony which took place in London on Monday evening. Cpl Taylor was a section commander at Patrol Base Attal in Helmand province last year when his act of bravery took place. In March 2011, six weeks into his seven-month tour, Cpl Taylor's patrol came under attack in the village of Pupalzay. When the soldiers took cover they found two terrified women whose sons had become separated from them during the Taliban attack. The three young children were scared to move because of the incoming fire from the insurgents and were trapped 80 feet (24m) away from their mothers. Thinking nothing of his own safety, Cpl Taylor dashed to help the boys and picked up one of the children and dashed back, a...

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