Rifleman rewarded for work as sniper

Salisbury Journal: Rifleman Josh Dodds Rifleman Josh Dodds

RIFLEMAN Joshua Dodds of B Company 4 RIFLES was presented with the award for The Most Outstanding Soldier at the annual Millies awards ceremony in London last week.

The award was for his work as a sniper during the recent tour in Afghanistan, especially while supporting an Afghan National Army assault on a Taliban position.

His quick actions and accurate return of fire allowed his platoon and the ANA forces to move into cover.

Rifleman Dodds is credited with breaking the engagement by wounding an insurgent at a range of 750 metres, which led to the insurgents fleeing.

He said: “You just think of doing your job and making sure everyone is safe; you don’t feel scared as there is an adrenaline rush.”

While he was serving in Afghanistan he received news that his sister (a serving soldier) had been injured during a suicide bomb attack.

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