Wayne Mills (British Army soldier)
Colour Sergeant Wayne Mills in 2004
|Years of service||1985–2007|
|Unit||Duke of Wellington's Regiment|
|Awards||Conspicuous Gallantry Cross|
While serving with the 1st Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding) on United Nations service in Bosnia on 29 April 1994, a patrol led by Corporal Mills came under heavy small arms fire from a group of Bosnian Serbs. The patrol returned fire, killing two of the attackers. The patrol moved away back towards their base and soon reached an open clearing, where it was obvious they would be highly vulnerable to fire from the attackers. Mills then performed his feat of bravery. Turning round, back into the wood, he engaged the attacking group, delaying them long enough to allow the rest of his patrol to cross the clearing. Mills shot the leader of the group, causing the rest to scatter. He returned to his patrol safely.