Remembering: Army Officers Tell Of Helping London Bridge Attack Wounded

Remembering: Army Officers Tell Of Helping London Bridge Attack Wounded

Remembering: Army Officers Tell Of Helping London Bridge Attack Wounded

Cover picture: Lieutenant Jared Bambridge

Two British Army officers told the Festival of Remembrance how they came to the aid of the wounded after the London Bridge terror attack.

Captain Pete Bryan and Lieutenant Jared Bambridge were off duty in the capital when a white van ploughed into people on the bridge before three killers carrying out a frenzied knife attack in Borough Market, leaving eight dead.

Armed police killed ringleader Khuram Butt, 27, Rachid Redouane, 30, and Youssef Zaghba, 22, just eight minutes after the first emergency call was made.

In a video played to the Queen, veterans, and thousands of servicemen and women on Saturday night, the two officers spoke of how they used their military first aid training to help people in the aftermath.

They were then joined by Richard Livett, one of the men stabbed by the killers, before they received an ovation from the crowd at the Royal British Legion event at the Royal Albert Hall.

In the film, also shown on television on Saturday night, Lt Bambridge, of the 1st Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment, told how he helped Mr Levitt and got him to an ambulance before going back to help others.

He said: "Being off duty didn't affect my reaction in any way and I ran in towards The Globe pub which was where I found Richard lying on the floor with a huge stab wound to his back.

Mr Livett added: "I don't know where he came from. I just suddenly felt that suddenly there was someone standing next to me saying everything is going to be fine, and who stayed with me while the shots were being fired and bouncing all around Borough market."

He added: "Me and my family are eternally grateful to him."

Lt Bambridge broke down in the film as he described trying to help a woman, saying: I carried on giving her CPR for half an hour until unfortunately, she was pronounced dead..."

Capt Bryan, of the Royal Artillery, added: We were able to apply first aid and compressions. At least if you hit the basic casualty drills that's ingrained in us, you are going to do some good.

"When I look back at the night I feel it was a horrible event but everyone just wanted to lend a hand."

Lt Bambridge spoke to Forces News in June, three days after the attack:

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