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Romanian hero in the London Bridge terrorist attack last year to be the first Romanian awarded by the Queen

Romanian baker Florin Morariu working in London, who became a hero a year ago in June 2017 after chasing an attacker during the terror attack on Bourough Market in London and after sheltering 20 people into the bakery he worked, has been proposed to be awarded the “Queen’s Commendation for Bravey” in UK for his acts of bravery.

Morariu, born in Iasi, eastern Romania, told mass media he had received a letter from the British authorities to receive the “The Queen’s Commendation for Bravery” distinction ‘for providing shelter to those escaping a terrorist attack’.

“They sent me a letter asking me if I agree to receive the decoration. It will be awarded, but, the place and data are not known for the time being. It was a request put forward by the UK premier and approved by the Queen,” Florin Morariu said, adding he doesn’t know yet who is going to hand out the distinction to him, when or where.

Even if it’s just a decoration, I think it still represents something to be the first Romanian to receive it,” Florin mentioned.

According to the letter signed by Gary Rogers from the Honours and Appointments Secretariat, “the Queen has been graciously pleased to approve the Prime Minister’s recommendation that you should be awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery (…) for your actions on June 3 2017 during the London Bridge terrorist attack.

The British authorities’ letter also says that the Romanian’s name will appear in a list of awards “to be published in a Supplement to the London Gazette on July 17, 2018 (…)”. “We would be grateful for confirmation that this is acceptable to you.”

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