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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.

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Second member of RAF to receive military cross

Forty-three-year-old Sergeant Roy Geddes, from the RAF Regiment, and Corporal Kurt Lee, 28, also from the RAF, battled insurgents when they attacked Camp Bastion in September last year.

Sergeant Roy Geddes, 43, from Elgin, Moray, from the RAF Regiment Credit: Sergeant Andy Reddy RLC/PA Wire

It is said that Sgt Geddes, from Elgin, Moray, "breathed fire into the spirit of his men" when Camp Bastion was attacked, despite being wounded in the knee.

He is the second member of the RAF to receive the Military Cross for action in Afghanistan.

Corporal Kurt Lee, from the RAF Regiment, during a tour to Afganistan Credit: Sergeant MoD/PA Wire

Sgt Geddes is recognised alongside Cpl Lee, from Bury, Lancashire, who is Mentioned In Despatches for his own role in the battle.

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