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Hero Gets Just Deserts - 45yrs later- RSM George Bridges.
Written by Jim Bridges(son)   
Saturday, 27 October 2012 16:56

Former soldier was honoured by the Zambian Government -45years later after he saved hundreds of lives with an extra ordinary act of heroism. Ex RSM George Bridges of Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, received a bravery medal from The Republic of Zambia for driving away 250lbs of unstable dynamite away from Kalewa Barracks, Ndola, where he was stationed in 1967 before he detonated it in a quarry some four miles away. The Medal ceremony took place at The Zambian High Commission in London on the 24th October,48th anniversary of Independance celebrations.

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