Soldiers receive honours for services in Afghanistan

The former commander of 3rd Battalion, Royal Regiment of Scotland (3 Scots) - commonly known as the Black Watch - has been honoured for successful operations in Afghanistan during an investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Colonel Edward Fenton after he received his Distinguished Service Order medal for Services in Afghanistan from the Prince of Wales.
Colonel Edward Fenton after he received his Distinguished Service Order medal for Services in Afghanistan from the Prince of Wales. Credit: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

Colonel Edward Fenton, who last year handed over command of the Black Watch at their base at Fort George in Inverness, was awarded a Distinguished Service Order in recognition of his "gallant leadership".

Corporal Sean Jones of 1st Battalion The Princess of Wales's Regiment, was awarded a Military Cross for services in Afghanistan by the Prince of Wales.

Corporal Sean Jones of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was awarded a Military Cross.
Corporal Sean Jones of The Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment was awarded a Military Cross. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

Corporal Jones was honoured for leading a bayonet charge over 80 metres through enemy fire.

Read: Soldiers' heroism rewarded with Military Cross.

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