City Motors & Mechanical Engineering Services help Armed Forces Cycling Team
Added: 15 June 2015
City Motors and Mechanical Engineering Services have joined together to help the Armed Forces Cycling Team by Supplying and fully maintaining a New Citroën Dispatch.
Sergeant Deacon Cutterham C.G.C, currently serving in 1 Rifles which is an infantry unit based in Chepstow, was on tour in Afghanistan when an insurgent threw a grenade at his patrol. Having only been given a field promotion to Sergeant that morning he ordered his men to take cover whilst picking up the grenade and throwing it into a nearby ditch.
If he had not acted as quickly and selflessly as he did, it is believed that at least himself and the patrol leader would have been killed or seriously injured.
Sjt Cutterham was awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross for his actions.
Unfortunately he was injured after this act and due to his injury was forced to keep fit by road cycling and soon discovered that he had a natural talent for the sport and was picked up by a local professional bike team.
Andrew Stone, Director of Mechanical Engineering Services and an ex member of the Armed Forces has known Sjt Cutterham for over 20 years approached City Motors to see if there was any way we could help and we were delighted to assist.
Now representing the Army full time he will be predominately racing on British T.V and on Eurosport at the highest profile races that this country offers, as well as on the track where he is in line for a national jersey.
We would like to wish Sjt Cutterham and his team all the very best of luck in their future and are proud to be a part of their journey.
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