Tony Gledhill

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Anthony John Gledhill GC (born 10 March 1938 in Doncaster[1]), known as Tony Gledhill,[2] won the George Cross for the heroism he displayed on 25 August 1966[1] in chasing and subduing armed criminals.

George Cross[edit]

Gledhill was serving as a constable in the Metropolitan Police Force at the time. His partner, Constable Terry McFall, won the George Medal for the same action. They were on patrol when they were ordered to chase a car driving the wrong way down a one-way street. Fifteen shots were fired at their police car during the ensuing chase. The criminals' car crashed into a lorry and they attacked the police officers, who were trying to arrest them. Both police officers were injured in the confrontation but managed to subdue the men until assistance arrived.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "George Cross Database". Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 24 December 2007. 
  2. ^ Ashcroft, Michael (2010). "George Cross Heroes". Discovery Channel. 
  3. ^ "No. 44316". The London Gazette (Supplement). 19 May 1967. pp. 5727–5728. 
  • Tony Gledhill GC (2006). A Gun to my Head. Historic Military Press.