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Humane Society award for 7/7 hero
Wing Commander Craig Staniforth
Wing Commander Staniforth was commended for his bravery on 7/7
An RAF medical support worker who gave emergency care to the injured during the 7 July London bombings has been awarded a medal for bravery.

Wing Commander Craig Staniforth, 42, from Chippenham, Wilts, was travelling on a tube train when a bomb exploded on a train travelling the other way.

Wing Cdr Staniforth immediately came to the aid of injured passengers.

He was presented with his Royal Humane Society medal at a private ceremony at RAF Lyneham in Wiltshire on Thursday.

He said: "When I got to the carriage it was carnage, there was a huge crater in the floor and bodies everywhere.

"The man nearest to the crater was dead and it was completely dark, full of smoke and dust. There were people all around screaming for help."

Professor John Tulloch
Prof John Tulloch suffered serious head injuries in the blast

Professor John Tulloch, a 64-year-old Australian working in London, was sitting only a few feet from where the bomb went off and suffered severe head injuries.

Wing Cdr Staniforth said: "I could see John had serious head injuries so I knew I had to try to keep him awake by talking to him.

"After 45 minutes the emergency services arrived so I picked up John and helped him through the train."

The Royal Humane Society bronze medal is awarded to those who put their lives at risk to save or attempt to save others.

The Society currently presents around 400 awards a year.


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