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Armed Forces honoured at Sun Military Awards

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are greeted by Air Chief Marshal Stephen Dalton Photo: Matt Dunham/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall were joined by celebrities and Olympians for the Sun Military Awards.

The event, also known as the Millies or Night of Heroes, saw stars from cinema, sport, television and fashion attend to honour the services of the armed forces.

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Lance Corporal Sean Jones, 25, 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales Royal Regiment, was awarded the Most Outstanding Soldier award, for his actions in leading a bayonet charge in Helmand province.

Jeremy Clarkson and his wife Frances arrive to attend 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards' Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Other winners included Captain Si Maxwell, 24, Royal Marines, who completed an Iron Man race less than a year after losing a leg in a Taliban bombing, and was presented with the Overcoming Adversity award.

The soldiers involved in supporting security during the Olympics were also recognised, with a Special Recognition award being presented on behalf of the 17,500 soldiers, sailors and air force who stepped in when there was a shortage of security staff.

Ricky Gervais with Si Maxwell, winner of the Overcoming Adversity award Credit: The Sun

Notable attendees included Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard and his girlfriend Christine Bleakley, comedian Ricky Gervais, actor Kevin Spacey and model Elle Macpherson.

Myleene Klass arrives to attend 'A Night of Heroes: The Sun Military Awards' Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson, who also performed judging duties for the awards, said he was privileged to come and listen to the servicemen and women's stories.

He said: "It is a fantastic thing, it is a slightly less stuffy recognition of some extraordinary sacrifice."

The Sun Military Awards is shown 14th December at 9pm on ITV1