DANBY, Ian Paul
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On 17 January 2007, a patrol from Danby's company in Afghanistan was transiting north of a forward operating base. With no notice three men fired rocket propelled grenades into the patrol approximately thirty metres away. Just as the grenades exploded, the lead Land Rover containing Danby and a Pinzgauer vehicle extracted themselves from the killing area and headed into fire support position. Danby provided accurate and sustained fire support, engaging a large number of enemy from thirty to five hundred metres away, allowing the remainder of the patrol to move. Danby's selfless and tireless efforts at the expense of his own safety enabled the commander on the ground to extract the patrol.
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