Paratrooper Martin Bell ignored an order to stay in his position at Afghanistan's Helmand province so that he could give his wounded colleague first aid. While Private Bell saved the man's life, he was killed by a Taliban bomb. His mother was given his George Medal in London this morning.
The family of a West Yorkshire soldier who died while saving the life of one his colleagues will receive his posthumous George Cross. Private Martin Bell of Bradford died in an explosion in Afghanistan last year. His family will receive the medal at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.