A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR) Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops.

A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops.














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A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. Cpl-Sgt TREVOR RAYWOOD COULT.
1st Bn THE ROYAL IRISH REGIMENT.


Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in a Baghdad Ambush and was later attached to 2 Para Battle Group in Afghanistan during “Operation Mountain Thrust” in the HERRICK operations.

This exceptional award is one of only two Military Crosses awarded to the Royal Irish Regiment for the Iraq war.
Only 83 awards of the Military Cross were made to all ranks in all services for Iraq.

A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. An Outstanding “IRAQ” Military Cross (EIIR) Group of Nine.

25035034 Sgt Trevor (Speedie) Coult.
1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment.


[BIOGRAPHY] Sgt Coult, who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, served in the British Army from 4th July 1994 until February 2015. He saw service in Cyprus, Northern Ireland, Canada, Oman, Brunei, Kenya, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Germany, Iraq, and in Afghanistan with 10 operational tours during which he participated in over 100 front line engagements.

While working in Baghdad, Iraq, as part of the General’s close protection team and while on the road from Baghdad International Airport to The Green Zone, he was involved in a well executed and lethal ambush by Taliban suicide insurgents. For his exceptional and valiant actions during this event where he killed three of the enemy, he was awarded the Military Cross by Her Majesty the Queen.

A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops.












[THE MEDALS]
Military Cross. EIIR (25035034 Cpl T R Coult R. Irish 2006)

CSM QE2 [Northern Ireland] (25035034 RGR T R Coult R. Irish)

Iraq Medal 2004 [19 Mar to 28 Apr 2003]
(25035034 RGR T R Coult R. Irish)

Operational Service Medal 2000 [Afghanistan]
(25035034 Cpl T R Coult R. Irish)

NATO Services Medal [ISAF]

2002 Golden Jubilee Medal,

2012 Diamond Jubilee Medal,

Accumulated Campaign Service Medal (silver hallmarked) (25035034 Cpl T R Coult R. Irish)

Accumulated Campaign Service Medal 2011
(25035034 Sgt T R Coult 1.R. Irish)

A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. [AWARD PUBLISHED, LONDON GAZETTE, FRIDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2006]

Sgt Coult’s Original “HONOURS IN CONFIDENCE” Citation (Action of 6th November 2005)
12th January 2006. His Citation Reads:

“Lance Corporal Coult has been employed as a Team Commander in the 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regiment throughout his Iraq tour. He was a member of the UK Protection Force based in Baghdad, providing security for and escorting the Senior British Military Representatives - Iraq and Senior UK Service personnel. At the time of his tour, Baghdad was the scene of very numerous lethal insurgent attacks against Coalition Forces on a daily basis.
On the 6th November 2005 Lance Corporal Coult was a member of an escort task, travelling along Route IRISH form Baghdad International Airport to the Green Zone, which was assessed to be the most dangerous road in the world. The task consisted of 3 Snatch Land Rovers providing protection for 2 heavy logistic vehicles. Lance Corporal Coult was top cover sentry in the rear vehicle, a role he was conducting for the first time. Approaching Check Point 540 the lead Snatch stopped due to a suspicious vehicle parked at the road side.
A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. With a specific and substantial threat from suicide vehicle bomb explosive devices, the top cover sentries in the lead Snatch tried to move the suspicious vehicle, but instead it moved towards the convoy. With a clear and unambiguous immediate threat to life, three warning shots were fired. Despite this activity Lance Cpl Coult steadfastly observed his arcs, not being drawn to the activity at the front of the convoy. With all attention focussed to the front, 3 gunmen opened fire from a flank with extensive automatic gunfire aimed at the stationary vehicles.
Lance Cpl Coult immediately realised the complex and dual nature of this lethal ambush. He scanned his arcs and quickly identified the gunmen. Amidst considerable incoming small arms fire, with tracer striking the ground beside the logistic vehicles, he calmly controlled the other top cover sentries, gave precise target information over his personal radio, returned fire and controlled the movement of his vehicle. His accurate and effective fire suppressed the gunmen and enabled the 2 logistic vehicles to extract from the killing zone, thereby undoubtedly saving the lives of the logistic vehicle crews. Lance Corporal Coult’s Snatch remained in the killing zone covering the extraction of the other vehicles, one of which stalled. He ordered his vehicle to be driven alongside the stalled vehicle attracting considerable additional incoming fire.
A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. This selfless act saved the stalled vehicle from being immobilised and the crew from becoming casualties. Throughout this complex and well prepared insurgent ambush, Lance Cpl Coult returned proportional, justified and accurate fire, remaining totally focussed, and acted in a considerable, professional and courageous manner.
Lance Corporal Coult’s actions undoubtedly save the lives of the logistic soldiers. On his first day as top cover in Baghdad, he showed outstanding judgement, bravery and restraint in returning fire against the enemy.
His life saving actions, personal and tactical control, with total disregard to his own safety, are an indictment of the highest qualities of a British JNCO in the face of the enemy and are richly deserving of official recognition”


A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. This exceptional assembly includes the Original Field Citation Document of 6th November 2005 and several congratulatory letters from:

Major General J. Cooper, DSO, MBE, General Officer Commanding,1st (U.K.) Armoured Div.

Major General G R Coward OBE Commander Joint Helicopter Command,

Major M.B. Murdoch. R IRISH.
Brigadier R L Scott-Bowden MBE ADC (Director of Infantry).

Peter D. Robinson MP MLA East Belfast.

Mr John Douglas, Producer / Director BBC, London.


A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops.





Also included are:
Three photos of Her Majesty The Queen presenting Sgt Coult with his Military Cross.
Signed photo by President George W Bush & Sgt Coult at a White House Presentation.


A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. *In 2008 Sgt Coult was selected to meet Mr George W. Bush the U.S. President, and included is a photograph of Sgt Coult with the President at the White House. (The Photograph is Hand signed by Mr Bush) This comes with the President’s Personal Compliments Card. During the meeting Sgt Coult was presented with a small enamelled medallion representing the Seal of the President of the United States, which he has retained.
The meeting took place on (St Patrick's Day) 17th March 2008, at the White House, Washington D.C.

A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. [AFGHANISTAN] Attached to 2nd Parachute Regt (2 PARA BATTLE GROUP)
In May to July 2006 Cpl Coult was again in the thick of the action, this time in Afghanistan where he was involved in Operation Mountain Thurst. On 16th July 2006 he was part of a highly trained hand picked platoon of men from 1st Battalion The Royal Irish Regt who were sent to fight along side 200 elite members of the 2nd Parachute Rgt (2 PARA BATTLE GROUP) during HERRICK 4. During this critical operation he served as a section commander and was airlifted into the area to take control of the infamous town of SANGIN in HELMAND PROVINCE and to lift the siege.

A Magnificent “IRAQ”(2006) MILITARY CROSS, (EIIR)
Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. Several military action photos are included, plus Trevor Coult's book 'First into Sangin' published by Xlibris which received some excellent reviews from several well known personalities.

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Group of Nine.Cpl-Sgt T. R. COULT.1st ROYAL IRISH REGt.Who Shot Dead Three Suicide Bombers in Baghdad Ambush. Attached 2 Para Afghanistan in SANGIN, HERRICK ops. “Courageous and Committed, this book tells it just like it was, a journey into hell but fighting along side the best.” –
Bear Grylls. (ex-SAS)

"A very real and gutsy military memoir from a modern day British hero..has to be read" -
Bob Shepherd. (ex-SAS Falklands)

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