JENNINGS, Richard David

Rank: 
Lance Bombardier
Regiment/Corps: 
Royal Artillery
Service: 
Army
Service number: 
25106782
Honours & Awards: 
Lance Bombardier Richard David Jennings 29 Commando
Lance Bombardier Richard Jennings was awarded the Military Cross for his actions in Afghanistan.
 
On 3 March 2007, following a rocket-propelled grenade attack, Jennings, without hesitation and with total disregard for his own safety, proceeded to lay down suppressing fire with his rifle. Though shaken, he held his nerve and showing courage and coolness of a very high order, continued to control and de-conflict air aviation and artillery with his colleagues. Subject to an enduring and significant enemy threat, Lance Bombardier Jennings demonstrated time and again a humbling resolve and fortitude. Through his selflessness, gallantry and coolness in the face of great danger, he undoubtedly saved lives and constrained the actions of the enemy.
 
Sources
London Gazette Supp. 58396, page 10411.
Ministry of Defence News Release (173/2007).
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