Briton awarded Victoria Cross

For his repeated extreme gallantry and unquestioned valour, despite intense direct attacks, personal injury and damage to his vehicle in the face of relentless enemy action, Pte. Beharry deserves the highest possible recognition,” Beharry’s citation said.

Pte. Johnson Beharry of the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment is the first person to be awarded the Victoria Cross since 1982 and the first living recipient since 1965.

Bound By Gravity has the entire citation.