An RAF sergeant who took on members of the Taliban when they attacked the allied forces' main base in Afghanistan while Prince Harry was there has been awarded the Military Cross.
Sergeant Roy Geddes, 43, from Elgin, Moray, jumped in a Jackal armoured vehicle after hearing explosions and gunfire on the north eastern side of Camp Bastion airfield.
Racing to the scene his vehicle was hit by a rocket propelled grenade (RPG). Despite sustaining a knee injury and being unable to manoeuvre, the father-of-three ignored the wound to command his men and orchestrate the defence.
The attack on Bastion happened on September 14 last year after night fell. Fifteen insurgents, dressed in Army uniform, caused millions of pounds of damage by blowing up five Harrier jets and fuel storage areas.
Sgt Geddes said: "It was absolute chaos. Seeing it all erupting I didn't know what to expect. It was disbelief that this was happening at Bastion."
The insurgents - 14 of whom were killed and one captured - were equipped with massive firepower and attacked on three fronts, injuring eight British personnel and killing two US Marines.
Sgt Geddes was finally only extracted for medical help because his squadron commander ordered it.
He said of his injury: "I sort of dismissed it at the time because I had guys around me covered in blood with other guys trying to suppress the insurgents. I had other things to worry about like how I was going to extract my casualties."
The sergeant's citation reads that he "prevented his position from being overrun until the arrival of reinforcements and ensured that the casualties were extracted to safety...despite being wounded he provided invaluable situational awareness of enemy dispositions to the squadron commander, and insisted on leading the assaulting troops to the enemy position immediately finding himself back in the thick of the action".
Sgt Geddes added: "This isn't just for me. It is for the whole team. I couldn't have asked any more of them on that night."