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Medic wins Military Cross for bravery

A Norfolk-based serviceman as been awarded the Military Cross for his role in saving the lives of four wounded soldiers,

Lance Corporal Stephen Shaw, based with the Royal Medical Corps in Swanton Morely was commended for his actions after his patrol came under fire in Helmand Province, last July.

They were attacked by a sniper, four soldiers were seriously wounded. L/Cpl Shaw, rescued one of his colleagues and gave life-saving medical treatment to the casualties.

Jonathan Wills spoke to him today.

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Norfolk-based soldier killed in Afghanistan named

Sgt Lee Davidson who was killed in Afghanistan on Sunday. Credit: Ministry of Defence

A Norfolk-based soldier killed in Afghanistan by a roadside bomb has been named as Sergeant Lee Paul Davidson of The Light Dragoons.

The 32-year-old from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, died on Sunday after his vehicle was hit while patrolling with the Afghan Uniformed Police in the Nahr-e Saraj district.

The Light Dragoons are based at Swanton Morley in Norfolk.

Sgt Davidson leaves a wife, who is expected a baby daughter, and two sons.