Painting by Terence Cuneo

Terence Cuneo’s oil painting depicts the brave actions of Fusilier John Duffy for which he was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. On 20th June 1967 a helicopter flying Fusilier John Duffy and Lance Corporal Jim Keightley from an observation point in Aden was shot down and caught fire. Duffy pulled the badly-wounded Keightley to safety, and rescued the unconscious pilot, Sergeant Martin Forde of the Queen’s Dragoon Guards, from the flames. He then returned to the burning helicopter and retrieved a radio to call for help.