Two soldiers from our region have been honoured for their bravery.
20-year-old Army medic Lance Corporal Abbie Martin from Surrey has been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service after she ignored Taliban bullets to treat a dying colleague on her very first patrol.
Lance Corporal Lawrence Kayser of Mill Hill, London, has been awarded the Military Cross.
He found himself just a few metres from enemy fighters hiding behind a wall, and risked his life to single-handedly drive them off.
After this incident he carried on patrolling for five hours, despite having been wounded.