Amesbury man presented with Queen's Gallantry Medal

Amesbury man presented with Queen's Gallantry Medal

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 1:01pm 13th February 2020.

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Luke Ridley's been handed his honour by the Prince of Wales at Buckingham Palace.

luke ridley

Luke went along to the investiture yesterday (Wednesday 12th February), five months after it was announced he'd be getting the medal. 

He was nominated for his efforts to save a woman from a burning car on the A303 near Solstice Park in November 2018.

Luke's been honoured a number of times since the incident, including a Spire FM Local Hero Award, a Commendation from Dorset and Wiltshire's Chief Fire Officer and recognition from the Society for the Protection of Life from Fire.

The Queen's Gallantry Medal is one of the highest accolades possible for UK civilians for acts of bravery.


Luke described the day at Buckingham Palace as 'incredible' and something he 'definitely didn't expect'.

Queen's Gallantry Medal
The medal that Luke's been honoured with
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