More than a hundred-and-thirty servicemen and women recently returned from Afghanistan are being honoured for their outstanding work and bravery under fire. Our defence correspondent John Andrews reports.
A naval officer who defused two Second World War bombs found in Plymouth has been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Bravery. Lieutenant Commander Richard Talbot was said to have shown courage of the highest order when he made two devices safe. Bob Constantine has this report:
A number of Royal Marine's have been presented with medals at an awards ceremony at Stonehouse Barracks in Plymouth. Plymouth-based Royal Navy medical assistant Liam O'Grady and Marine Mark Williams from 42 Commando have both been awarded the Military Cross for saving the lives of colleagues.
A full list of the Operational Honours and Awards for March 23 can be viewed on the Ministry of Defence website.