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Lance Corproral Matt Croucher grew up in the Midlands and joined the Royal Marines aged 16, passing through the legendary thirty-week training programme and into 40 Commando despite a series of injuries. He served two tours with the Marines in Iraq before transferring into the Royal Marines Reserves and returning to Iraq as a private security contractor with the United Nations. He rejoined the 40 Commando for the ultimate challenge of a tour of duty in war-torn Afghanistan in September 2007.

Five months later he faced down death by diving on a tripwired grenade to save the lives of his men. Awarded the George Cross, his incredible story of heroism has featured in newspapers, TV and radio shows around the world.

Books by Matt Croucher GC