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"I enjoy the fear, says Major Mick Flynn, off to the front line at 50."

Today's TIMES.

To his army comrades in Iraq he was known as the Beast of Basra. Others, noting the way that he always seems to be at the centre of the action, call him Bullet Magnet or Mad Mick. To Prince William, who served with him in the Household Cavalry, he is legendary.

Squadron Corporal-Major Mick Flynn is Britain’s most highly decorated frontline soldier. In a career that has spanned four decades and taken him from Northern Ireland to the Falklands, Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, he has experienced some of the fiercest fighting and received two of the highest possible awards for bravery.

Today, as he tells his remarkable personal story for the first time, he is preparing for one last mission. At the age of 50 he is to return to Afghanistan to command an armoured vehicle in a frontline combat role alongside soldiers young enough to be his sons.

On first meeting Major


Added: Jun-3-2010 
By: Ghanboy
Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East
Tags: british, army, firefight, medal, bravery, afghanistan, iraq, scimitar, VC
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