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Soldiers receive bravery awards

British service men and women have been honoured for their bravery. A total of 131 members of the armed services received honours and awards in the Operation Honours List following tours across the world and incidents at home.

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Soldier rescued children in Afghanistan

Corporal Carl Taylor from Birmingham used his own body as a shield as he carried the boys, aged between three and seven, back to their distraught mothers in Afghanistan.

He courageously dashed 80ft in full view of the enemy to reach the youngsters trapped by insurgent gunfire.

Corporal Carl Taylor, of 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment. Credit: Press Association

Cpl Taylor, who is 25, of 3rd Battalion The Mercian Regiment, was a month into his tour of Afghanistan when the incident took place in the village of Popalzay in Helmand Province on March 10 last year.

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