John Smeaton said she congratulated him for his actions last summer.
"We just had a wee chat. The Queen said, \’Well done and congratulations\’," he said.
After receiving the Queen\’s Gallantry Medal, Mr Smeaton, flanked by his parents and sister, said it had been "a magnificent experience" coming to "Buck Palace" and played down talk of his heroism.
I\’d missed the announcement of this award.
Well done that man.