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Armed services personnel honoured for extreme bravery

Corporal Sean Jones MC is one of seven to be awarded the Military Cross. Credit: MoD/PA Wire

More than 100 members of the armed services will receive special awards for their acts of extreme bravery at a ceremony in London later today.

In total, 107 service personnel will be honoured at the National Army Museum, with seven set to receive Military Cross awards for gallantry during active operations in Afghanistan.

They include a soldier who led a bayonet charge through Afghan insurgent enemy fire and another who fought on despite being shot in the head.