Plaque unveiled at the former school of a soldier who has been awarded the George Cross

The plaque unveiled at Warrant Officer Kim Hughes' old school Credit: ITV Central

Thomas Telford school in Telford has unveiled a plaque to Warrant Officer Kim Hughes.The former pupil, who started at the school in 1991, was awarded the George Cross after an incident in Sangin in 2009.

After a colleague was injured by an IED, Warrant Officer Hughes cleared a path to the casualty. Four men were injured and two died in the incident, but all casualties were recovered after Hughes disabled a total of seven devices.

Warrant Officer Kim Hughes receives George Cross from Her Majesty the Queen Credit: ITV Central