Aberystwyth rifleman honoured at Pride of Britain

Rifleman Matthew Wilson, from Aberystwyth, received the Military Special Recognition award at last night's ceremony.

The 21 year old was on duty in Afghanistan in 2011 when a Taliban sniper shot him in the head.

His helmet saved his life and when he regained consciousness he picked himself up and carried on fighting. After one soldier suffered a critical injury, Rifleman Wilson, pushed forward to help his fellow soldier, running across open ground with no cover.

He was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery that day and last night received his Pride of Britain Award from Katherine Jenkins.

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