Huntingdon hero praised for courage under fire

Private Liam Downs from Huntingdon was mentioned in despatches for his courage under fire.

Pte Downs drew heavy gunfire from enemy positions so his comrades could find cover in safer ground.

He was one of several Army heroes recognised with military honours. Jonathan Wills spoke to him today.

Find out more about the awards here.

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Medals for Afghan heroes

An army medic from Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire is one of several members of the British Armed Forces from our region being recognised in the latest round of military honours.