Welsh soldiers receive honours for Afghanistan service

The soldiers received their honours in a ceremony on Thursday Photo: ITV News Wales

Two Welsh soldiers have been awarded honours for service in Afghanistan.

Rifleman Matthew Wilson from Aberystwyth - who was shot in the head as he ran to protect a wounded comrade in Helmand - has been awarded The Military Cross.

Corporal Mathew Perry of Newport - who developed and mentored a new Afghan Local Police Force in a previously lawless area - was given The Queen's Commendation for Valuable Services.

I don't really think of what happened to me at the time. I was just scanning the ground looking for good options of where to go, and obviously trying not to get it again, or for any of the lads to get hit

– Rifleman Matthew Wilson