Military cross for captain who led charge at insurgents

Ministry of Defence of Captain Michael Dobbin, 28, from the Grenadier Guards
Ministry of Defence of Captain Michael Dobbin, 28, from the Grenadier Guards Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Captain Michael Dobbin, 28, from the Grenadier Guards has been awarded a military cross after he personally led a 200m charge at insurgents in Nahr-e-Saraj in Afghanistan last summer.

Captain Dobbin was on the same patrol as Lance-Corporal James Ashworth, of the First Battalion, The Grenadier Guards, who became the first recipient of the Victoria Cross since 2006 after being awarded it posthumously last week.

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Soldiers awarded honours

More than 100 members of the armed forces have been awarded military honours. A soldier who single-handedly battled insurgents in Afghanistan and two members of the RAF who defended Camp Bastion from an attack are among those recognised.