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Military cross for bayonet charge

A British army officer who, after running out of ammunition, used his bayonet to charge a Taliban fighter has been awarded the Military Cross. -

Lt James Adamson, who is 24 and serves with the Royal Regiment of Scotland, was given the medal for his "supreme physical courage".
His actions while on tour in Afghanistan saved the lives of soldiers in his platoon.

He said he ran out of ammunition after killing one man, so charged the second.

Lt Adamson, who is from the Isle of Man, and part of the 5th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, said: "To be honest it was pretty terrifying.

"I think more so after the event - as it was going on there was fractions of a second between the first guy and the second guy.

"By the time I realised the danger was there, it was already gone.

"It was the kind of the two or three minu


Added: Sep-13-2009 Occurred On: Sep-13-2009
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