Medal of honour for Morecambe soldier

A MORECAMBE soldier has been presented with his campaign medal by the Duke of Edinburgh after a six-month tour in Afghanistan.

Corporal Sergio Ossola, 29, deployed to Afghanistan with 2 Close Support Battalion Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (2 CS Bn REME) from March to October providing technical and engineering expertise in support of the NATO-led mission to prepare the Afghans to take over the security of their own country.

Prince Philip, who is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, presented medals to Sergio and other members of the Battalion at St Barbara’s Barracks in Fallinbostel in northern Germany.

See The Visitor (29-11-11) for full story.