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Queen presents posthumous George Medal for Brett Linley

Staff Sergeant Brett George Linley
Image caption Staff Sgt Linley was killed in Helmand Province in July 2010

The Queen has presented a posthumously-awarded George Medal to the family of a Birmingham soldier who defused more than 100 bombs in Afghanistan.

Staff Sgt Brett Linley, from Bournville, died while trying to clear improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Nahr-e-Saraj in July 2010.

The 29-year-old had been on his first tour of Afghanistan with the Royal Logistic Corps.

The George Medal is awarded for gallant conduct "not in the face of the enemy".

Staff Sgt Linley enlisted in the Royal Logistic Corps in March 2001 and qualified as an ammunition technician in September 2002.

The Queen presented the medal to his family at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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