Pte Beharry - looking fear in the face
One of our first blog posts was about Pte Johnson Beharry, 27, of the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, who received the Victoria Cross (VC) for tremendous courage in saving the lives of fellow Brits in two separate actions in Iraq. In the second, his convoy was ambushed. With his hatch was blown away, his communications gone and his periscope shattered, Beharry led his five-vehicle convoy to safety then clambered on to the red-hot metal to save colleagues, including his commanding officer" (Telegraph). He remains in considerable pain from head injuries. Three years later, as has been widely reported, the BBC can't look his courage in the face, and has scuttled a programme planned around him. I am sorry to say that the BBC rarely finds anything to celebrate about the British. That was one of the reasons we were inspired to start this site.
Beharry, who moved to Britain from Grenada when he was 19, recalls how the Army saved his life before he went into action. and what has happened to him since in Barefoot Soldier.