HEWETT, Alan

Rank: 
Corporal
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P056210P
Honours & Awards: 
Corporal Alan Hewett was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan [1].
 
On 8 December 2006, Corporal Hewett’s section came under sustained small arms, rocket-propelled grenade and heavy machine gun fire, from multiple, well prepared enemy firing points. Had it not been for Hewett’s personal bravery and the selflessness of his actions, there is no doubt that the patrol would have sustained significant casualties. Hewett’s courage and personal example were exemplary [2].
 
Sources
[1] London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007 and Errata in LG Supp. 58535.
[2] Globe and Laurel Jul/Aug. 2007 edition.
 

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