Devon Marine receives the Military Cross for bravery

Marine Craig Buchanan. Credit: PA

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.


Awards for brave marines

Marines serving in Devon have been given operational honours for their tours of duty in Afghanistan