Conrad Lewis

Conrad Lewis Memorial Trophy

The Conrad Lewis Trophy will be awarded to the fastest U19 (16 to 18 years old) participant completing the 10 Mile TAB at the Colchester PARAS'10 event. This is in tribute to Conrad and all other soldiers who have died whilst serving their country.

Paratrooper Conrad Lewis was posthumously recognised for his gallantry and “unique bravery” while serving in Afghanistan. The 22-year-old, of 4th Battalion The Parachute Regiment, received a mention in dispatches for his actions as a lead scout while on patrols operating from the isolated and hazardous Check Point Quadrat in the Nad-e Ali District of Helmand Province.

Attached to A Company, 3rd Battalion, Pte Lewis operated in the position of greatest danger as he and his fellow soldiers faced heavy, accurate and often repeated attacks. His citation states: “Amongst his peers he was recognised as a uniquely brave individual. Private Lewis' mates were always his first concern, and he accepted huge personal risk to protect his colleagues on his first operational tour.”

On 9 February 2011, Private Lewis's patrol came under fire and, during the ensuing firefight, he received serious gunshot wounds. Despite receiving immediate medical attention at the scene, and extraction by helicopter, Private Lewis sadly died of his wounds.

Fighting Fit Junior Trophy for U19s Parachute Regiment