Train4TradeSkills News: Electrician shows spark of heroism

AN electrician who joined the Army reserves has saved four soldiers in a fierce firefight with the Taliban.

Self-employed sparky George Moffitt, 35, who is attached to 2 Para, was on patrol when his unit came under heavy attack in Afghanistan.

George ended up not only rescuing four fellow troops, but also civilian cameraman John Conroy who was filming him for a TV documentary on the Territorial Army.

George said: “There was a compound 200 metres away with massive rusting metal gates and all of a sudden we saw women, children and cattle leaving. We knew something was up.

“There was a burst of fire. It was constant. I was in a ditch and there were another five there too. All got hit – one in the arm, one had a bullet ricochet through both legs, one in his armour, and another straight in and out of the helmet. The cameraman was hit twice in the leg.”

George said: “I realised there was a hole in the gates and they’d stuck a machine gun there. The rounds were still coming in so I just got up, fired a few rounds and grenades back into the compound which quietened them down. “

A lull in fighting gave George, from The Wirral, Merseyside, a chance to help his mates. The injured were then airlifted out. Of the 9,500 UK troops in Afghanistan, 500 are from the TA.

 

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Posted on August 23, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, Electrical News, electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs, t4ts, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s an important message about the performance of an electrician in Afghanistan. I am always hungry to know about the war against Taliban. I also very impress to learn about the way an electrician perform. Thanks Dude 🙂

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