WHEN Salman Abedi detonated his suicide bomb at the Manchester Arena, paramedic Philip Keogh was on night duty miles from the city.Controllers asked him to return to Rochdale ambulance station and await further instructions as the terror attack unfolded.But father-of-two Philip, 40, is also a Reservist Army medic who has treated bomb victims at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan.Believing his specialist military expertise would be needed, he drove his rapid response vehicle towards Manchester, where dozens of victims — many of them young girls — had been maimed.For his actions, Philip has been shortlisted for Best Reservist in the Millies.Now in their tenth year, The Sun Military Awards shine a spotlight on incredible acts of gallantry and grit.Philip, a Corporal with the Manchester-based 355 Medical Evacuation Unit, says: “Before they said to go to Manchester, I was already on my way.“One of the strange memories of that evening for me was the drive there. My legs just felt really funny because the adrenaline was pumping.“I was thinking that maybe I could help out a little bit more because I’d been in Afghanistan and done the training, through the battle courses the military do.“One of my bosses, Dan Smith, said I should… Read full this story
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