Army training helped soldier save lives in London attack

A Wiltshire-based soldier who rescued 12 people in the aftermath of the London Bridge terror attack says his army training helped him save lives.

Lieutenant Jared Bambridge, who is based in Warminster for the Yorkshire Regiment, was on a date with his girlfriend when three terrorists drove a van into pedestrians and started stabbing people.

Speaking for the first time his girlfriend also described the moment she thought she might die as she sheltered from the developing attack.

Ambulances on London Bridge after this month's terror attack. Credit: PA Images

Alexandra Millard was pushed inside a nearby pub by her boyfriend soldier in an attempt to get her away from the danger.

Inside the pub she described the atmosphere as 'absolute mayhem' with everyone panicking.

She said people were worried one of the terrorists could be inside the pub.

Lieutenant Bambridge - a commander of an armed unit - ran towards danger as his combat training took over.

He saw police desperately trying to gain control of the situation while civilians ran screaming in the other direction.

There were casualties lying all over the floor with people gathered around trying to help them by administering first aid.

The instinct to help kicked in and Lieutenant Bambridge rushed to the side of a man with devastating knife injuries to help apply treatment.

The instinct to help kicked in and Lieutenant Bambridge rushed to the side of a man with devastating knife injuries to help apply treatment.

He said:

The aftermath of the London Bridge terror attack. Credit: PA Images

The man survived in part thanks to the soldier who would go on to help another 11 victims of the attack.

He said he had never used his training in a live situation before but when the instinct kicked in he was ready to get involved and it did not feel unnatural.

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Lieutenant Bambridge is now heading for Canada on a two-month training exercise but he said he will not forget the experience of London Bridge.