Friday, 26 October 2007

Pride of Britain

The British Army has been awarded a 'Special Recognition' award at the ITV/Daily Mirror's Pride of Britain annual awards ceremony. The award was present by Ewan McGregor and accepted on behalf of the Army by Staff Sergeant Michelle Cunningham from the Joint Forces Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Group in Iraq. Pride of Britain celebrates the achievements of remarkable British people. The British Army was awarded the' Special Recognition' award this year as the organisers felt the Army must be remembered in a celebration of this scale. ITV/Daily Mirror wanted to present the award to reflect the Army's contribution both at home and abroad and in particular to highlight the work of troops on operations.