Three soldiers honoured for selfless bravery in Afghanistan

Two soldiers who risked their lives against Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan to save the men under their commandhave been honoured for their bravery, along with a soldier who saved the life of a comrade who lost both legs and severely damaged an arm in a blast.

Major Justin Stenhouse, 36, earned the Distinguished Service Order (DSO) after he single-handedly took on Taliban insurgents to protect his unit.

Sergeant Steven Leslie, 30, received a Mention in Despatches for saving two soldiers stranded in an attack in one of Helmand Province's most violent areas.

Lieutenant Thomas Onion, 25, was awarded a Mention in Despatches for immense courage in the face of repeated enemy fire and helping to save gravely injured comrades in an area littered with improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

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British Troops bravery honours

Two soldiers who risked their lives against Taliban insurgents to save the men under their command have been honoured for their bravery, along with a soldier who saved the life of a comrade who lost both legs and severely damaged an arm in a blast.