Gurkha based in Brecon given Military Cross for bravery

Rifleman Tuljung Gurung was given the Military Cross for his gallantry and courage. Credit: PA

A Gurkha based in Brecon has received the Military Cross for his bravery, after a firefight at his base in Afghanistan.

Rifleman Tuljung Gurung, from the Royal Gurkha Rifles, was shot in the head by an Afghan insurgent, avoided being blown up by a grenade, then took the insurgent on in hand-to-hand combat.

He was among more than 100 members of the armed forces recognised in the latest round of military honours, at a ceremony in London on Thursday.

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Military Cross for Brecon Gurkha

A Gurkha soldier based in Brecon has been awarded the Military Cross for his bravery in Afghanistan.