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Soldiers get Diamond Jubilee medals at Fulwood Barracks

Soldiers are being given medals to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Credit: Andy Bonner, ITV Granada

Soldiers from right across the North West will be honoured at at Fulwood Barracks in Preston today. Servicemen and women who have been in the forces for five years or more will get the medal.

They are being given medals to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. Sergeant Rick Clements, who lost both his legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, is among those being awarded.

Sgt Rick Clements among service men and women to collect Jubilee medals

Sgt Rick Clements, right, during a parade in Clitheroe Credit: ITV Granada

Duke of Lancaster's Regiment serviceman Sgt Rick Clements will be among those to collect the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal today.

He lost both his legs after a bomb blast in Afghanistan and has recently carried the Olympic Torch.

The medals will be handed out during a parade at his regiment's headquarters at Fulwood Barracks, near Preston.

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Jubilee Beacon in Buxton will be the first to be lit tonight

Pupils at Flash Primary School in Buxton with the Beacon Credit: ITV Granada

Pupils at the Flash Primary School in Buxton wrote to the Queen inviting her to the lighting.

Buckingham Palace wrote back politely turning down the offer.

But the children were rewarded with having the first beacon installed and will be the first to be lit tonight.

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