DANBY, Ian Paul

Rank: 
Marine
Unit/Base: 
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Marines
Service: 
Royal Navy
Service number: 
P062617U
Honours & Awards: 
Marine Ian Danby was awarded the Military Cross in recognition of gallant and distinguished service in Afghanistan.
 
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.
 
Source
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10411 published 19 July 2007.
Ministry of Defence News Release (173/2007).
 

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