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Captain Tom O'Malley flying into the rescue of Lance Corporal Mathew Ford<br />
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A British helicopter pilot who performed one of the most daring rescues of the Afghanistan war is selling his gallantry medal to raise 100,000 pounds.<br />
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Captain Tom O'Malley flew his Apache chopper into a Taliban stronghold with two Royal Marines strapped to the side in a brave bid to save a fatally wounded comrade.<br />
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The pilot flew the gun ship at 60mph and just 20ft above the ground into the heavily defended Talban fort.<br />
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The two marines jumped down and rescued Royal Marine Lance Corporal Mathew Ford. Tragically he could not be saved from his injuries which had been caused by friendly fire.<br />
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Capt O'Malley's Distinguished Flying Cross is being sold by auctioneers Bosleys of Marlow, Bucks, tomorrow (Weds).