Friday, 25 July 2008

Servicemen and women receive gallantry awards

136 members of the Armed Forces and one MoD civilian have been honoured for their gallantry and service in Afghanistan, Iraq and on other operations around the world. The awards were for the five months 31/10/07 to 31/03/08 and included a George Cross, 19 MCs and 4 DSOs.
Secretary of State for Defence Des Browne said: "I am enormously grateful for the contribution made by all members of our Armed Forces, and the civilians who support them, in operational theatres around the world. They carry out their demanding and often dangerous duties - bringing peace and stability to some of the most dangerous places in the world - with skill, courage and professionalism.
As Chief of the Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup said: "Their bravery and professionalism are in the highest tradition of the British military, and bring enormous credit to themselves, their individual Services and the nation as a whole."
Well done to the 137 and to all the other unsung heroes of Britain's Armed Forces!

MoD: Forces honoured for bravery and service on operations
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