Interview with Colour Sergeant Alwin Stevens
November 25, 2020
St Helenian Colour Sergeant Alwin Stevens joined Tammy Williams on the Breakfast Show on Wednesday 25th November 2020.
They discuss Alvins role and training within the British Army and his award of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC)* after an action in Helmand Province Afghanistan along with two other members of his 2nd Battalion, Royal Irish Regiment. Alwin provides background on the action and presentation of the Award at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty the Queen.
Other items discussed are, Remembrance Sunday and thoughts on that day this year, PTSD, and improvement for veterans in this area over the past few years including peer support groups.
* The Conspicuous Gallantry Cross (CGC) is a second level military decoration of the Bristish Armed Forces. Created in 1993 and first awarded in 1995, it was instituted after a review of the British Honours System to remove distinctions of rank in the awarding of gallantry decorations. The Victoria Cross is the only higher combat gallantry award presented by the United Kingdom. To date, there have been about 60 awards of the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross, including three posthumous and one-unit award. No second award bars have been awarded.