Army medic receives awards for valuable service

Army medic Lance Corporal Abbie Martin is to receive the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service, which recognises meritorious service during, or in support of, operations.

Private Abbie Martin, of the Royal Army Medical Corps who has been awarded a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS)
Private Abbie Martin, of the Royal Army Medical Corps who has been awarded a Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) Credit: Corporal Andy Reddy RLC/MoD/PA Wire

On her first tour of Afghanistan, she ignored Taliban bullets whistling overhead to treat a dying colleague.

Several days later she treated multiple casualties after a grenade blast, successfully saving all the injured.

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Soldiers awarded honours

More than 100 members of the armed forces have been awarded military honours. A soldier who single-handedly battled insurgents in Afghanistan and two members of the RAF who defended Camp Bastion from an attack are among those recognised.