Two men who battled insurgents as Prince Harry and his fellow troops came under attack at Camp Bastion are among 118 military personnel being honoured today.
Other heroes include a medic on her first tour of duty who treated an injured serviceman as Taliban bullets whistled overhead.
ITV News Correspondent Martha Fairlie met some of them:
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