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Major Douglas Reid MC RAMC 
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Post Major Douglas Reid MC RAMC
The very highest official recognition

The constant willingness of regimental medical officer Major Douglas Reid to put himself in harm's way to save the lives of his men is deserving of "the very highest official recognition".

Maj Reid, Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC), consistently put his safety in jeopardy to treat wounded soldiers on Op Herrick 7, earning a Military Cross for his actions.

Taking part in Operation Palk Wahel in the Upper Gereshk Valley in September last year, Maj Reid volunteered to attach himself to the company with the highest risk of casualties and soon found himself in an intense fire-fight deep in enemy territory. Reid advanced under direct fire to treat two casualties and organise their extraction. He also proved to be an inspirational leader for some of the younger soldiers who were experiencing their first taste of close combat.

Following the operation in Helmand, Maj Reid was taking part in a road move to Kandahar when his vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device (IED).

The company commander was killed instantly and the gunner and driver were thrown clear in the blast, but despite the physical and mental trauma, Maj Reid forced his way out of the destroyed vehicle and began to treat the two casualties on open ground and in full view of enemy firing points.

Maj Reid's unrelenting dedication to his job continued during Op Spin Ghar in the Baluchi Valley later that year.

In a close-quarter battle against multiple enemy positions, Maj Reid ran to open ground to attend to a mortally wounded International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) soldier and pulled him clear from the killing zone. His citation reads:

"During the tour, he saved the lives of many local Afghans, their security forces, coalition and British troops. His gallantry was inspirational and contributed to the overall enduring fighting spirit of the battle-group."
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L to R: Lance Corporal Mohan Tangnami, Lance Corporal Agnish Thapa, Maj Douglas Reid (RAMC), Lieutenant General Graeme Lamb, Major Paul Pitchfork and Rifleman Bhim Gurung



Well done Major Reid.


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Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:46 pm
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The military is full of Maj Reids we were all Maj Reids in our own way! and i suspect most of us would have reacted as Maj Reid would have wanted us too
a good find Mark
I hope that the British Military continue to turn out People like Maj Reid

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Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:35 pm
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Hat doffed to Maj Reid. A fine example to the RAMC.


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Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:42 pm
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Post Re: Major Douglas Reid MC RAMC
Three cheers for Maj. Reid!!!

Hip Hip.. Hooray!
Hip Hip... Hooray!!
Hip Hip.... Hooray!!!
:) :) :)


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