Thomas Telford school in Telford has unveiled a plaque to Warrant Officer Kim Hughes.The former pupil, who started at the school in 1991, was awarded the George Cross after an incident in Sangin in 2009.
After a colleague was injured by an IED, Warrant Officer Hughes cleared a path to the casualty. Four men were injured and two died in the incident, but all casualties were recovered after Hughes disabled a total of seven devices.
– Kim Hughes, Warrant Officer
"I was just doing my job, like everyone on the ground in Afghanistan. I never expected I'd win a George Cross."