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British Troops bravery honours

Two soldiers who risked their lives against Taliban insurgents to save the men under their command have been honoured for their bravery, along with a soldier who saved the life of a comrade who lost both legs and severely damaged an arm in a blast.

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Pilot officer built 'invaluable' bridges with Afghans

Sttevei Atalla's conduct as a young officer was praised as 'exemplary'. Credit: ITV News

Pilot Officer Sttevei Atalla has been honoured with the Queen's commendation for valuable service as a "model for stabilising a complex area" in Helmand Province through diplomacy.

She was praised as "invaluable" in her role as a Military Stabilisation Support Team (MSST) Operator, in which she led negotiations with key local elders and helped to connect the population to the new Afghanistan government and the national police force.

Pilot Officer Atalla, who was said to have carried out her role between September last year until February in an "exemplary" manner, also ensured international spending on development projects was sharply reduced.

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