NAIROBI-BASED BRITON AWARDED GEORGE CROSS
Queen Elizabeth II has awarded the highest civilian honour for gallantry, the George Cross, to Dominic Troulan, a Briton living in Nairobi, for his action in saving lives during the terror attack on the Westgate Shopping Mall in September 2013 in which 67 people died.
Mr Troulan, aged 54, a retired army major who served for 20 years in British special forces, is the first person to be given the prestigious medal in 41 years. He now works as a security consultant in Kenya.
HERO RESCUED MANY SHOPPERS
When the terrorists attacked the Westgate Mall shooting at shoppers, Dominic Troulan, armed with just a pistol, immediately went to the scene to try and find a fiend’s wife and her daughter, which he did, leading them to safety.
Over several hours Mr Troulan went back into the shopping centre more than twelve times escorting many other shoppers to safety.
The citation for the award of the George Cross reads: “He was fired on twice by the terrorists but managed to force them back… exhausted, dehydrated and at the limit of his mental capacity. He was about to stop when a distress call was received from a woman who was trapped, injured and bleeding. Once again, Mr Troulan entered the mall and brought the woman to safety”.