Soldiers given bravery awards

Two soldiers from our region given awards for bravery

Soldiers honoured for bravery

Three soldiers have been honoured for their bravery on the frontline of Afghanistan.

Two from London, the third from Surrey, all risked their lives while being shot at by the enemy.

Today, as they received their medals, there was quiet reflection and modesty, as Ria Chatterjee reports.

Soldiers honoured for bravery

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.