AN ex-Special Forces hero who received two of the nation’s high gallantry gongs has revealed he instructed the Queen: “We don’t do it for cash or medals, ma’am. We do it for you.”
Former Royal Marine Dom Troulan, 59, was responding after Her Majesty instructed him at a reception: “I imagine you’re the solely particular person to have my Queen’s Gallantry Medal and my father’s George Cross.”
He’s considered one of 23 dwelling recipients of Victoria and George Crosses.
Seventeen are as a consequence of attend the State Funeral.
He earned his George Cross for storming a terrorist siege to rescue trapped civilians at a Kenya shopping center in 2013.
He was awarded the Queen’s Gallantry Medal in 1993.
The Falklands and Iraq warfare veteran mentioned: “Individuals assume you go to warfare since you are preventing on your authorities.
“The truth is you combat for the sovereign and the chums to your left and your proper.”
He added: “Will probably be an unbelievable honour to be there in Westminster Abbey in celebration of her life.”
Australian SAS hero Mark Donaldson, 43, who received a VC in Afghanistan, mentioned: “Numerous folks speak about service within the forces.
“It’s service above self and nobody demonstrated that greater than Her Majesty.”