Major Russell Lewis
Major Russell Lewis, British Army
Major Russell Lewis was commissioned into the Parachute Regiment in 1994. His operational experience includes tours of Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq. In 2008 he commanded B Company, 2 PARA in Afghanistan. His Company was based just outside of Sangin, where for six brutal months they fought a determined and aggressive enemy. In 2009 he was awarded a Military Cross for his leadership and gallantry.