A Devon marine has received the Military Cross. Craig Buchanan, who is originally from South Africa, was awarded the honour after he and his patrol were attacked by a member of the Afghan uniformed police.
The Marine, who lives in Exeter, managed to detain the gunman, saving the lives of his colleagues.
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