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:
More top news
It's exceptionally warm today, actually the warmest Halloween on record with beautiful, sunny skies for most of us.
The RSPCA has said on Halloween there could be a link between full moons and a real-world danger - a rise in animal abuse.
The Football Association today confirmed they have received £350,000 in Twitter fines since 2011