An army bomb disposal expert and a medic from our region have both been praised for their bravery in the latest round of the Army's operational honours.
Rachel Hughes, an army medic from Colchester, has been mentioned in despatches for performing life-saving first aid on three occasions during her first tour of duty in Afghanistan.
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