ERSKINE, Dominic Steven
Marine Dominic Erskine received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery whilst rescuing a passenger from a burning vehicle at Arbroath on 13th January 1999.
Extract from the Globe and Laurel
"Mne Erskine was one of the main gate sentries at RM Condor when a van, turning into the base, was hit by a car travelling at speed and burst into flames. Both drivers and a passenger escaped, but one man remained in the burning van, unconscious. Mne Erskine tried to enter the vehicle on the driver's side but was beaten back by fumes and heat, then clambered over the wreckage to get the casualty out through the passenger door: it was jammed and the window frame had buckled. With his bare hands he bent the window-frame and, ignoring fumes, smoke and flames, reached in and dragged the unconscious man out, suffering burns in the process, then carried him 100m to the guardroom where he gave him first aid."
London Gazette 55651, page 11559.
Globe and Laurel March/April 2000.
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