Two lifeboat men from Porthcawl are the first to be awarded a gallantry medal for a flood rescue.
Chris Missen and Paul Eastment are part of the Flood RescueTeam for the RNLI and were called in to perform a daring mission when floodwaters hit Devon before Christmas.
They told our Correspondent Joanna Simpson they are surprised and proud to receive the honour.
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