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Soldiers honoured for their bravery.

Summary: Soldiers who endured daily attacks from the Taliban have spoken of their pride after being honoured for their bravery in Afghanistan.

Soldiers who endured daily attacks from Taliban insurgents have spoken of their pride after being honoured for their bravery and commitment on a six-month tour of Afghanistan.

The troops, all members of 4th Mechanized Brigade, were deployed to Task Force Helmand between April and October of last year. More than 50 lost their lives.

Lance Corporal Alan Redford, 35, from Birkenhead, is to receive a Military Cross for showing "incredible gallantry and unflinching courage" as he repulsed enemy attacks.

Staff Sergeant Andrew Johnson, 33, from Newcastle, has been awarded the Queen's Commendation for Valuable Service (QCVS) for managing the construction of a major road link under enemy fire in Afghanistan.

Captain Malcolm Wheeler, 29, from Stroud, Gloucestershire, is to be awarded a Mention in Despatches for his courage and leadership rescuing wounded soldiers at an isolated patrol base in Helmand.

Sergeant Cameron MacDougall, 35, from Cumbernauld, who serves with the Scots Guards, has also been awarded the QCVS after he showed "dogged determination to live and work with the people in order to advance our campaign".

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Publication:Independent Television News Limited (ITN)
Geographic Code:9AFGH
Date:Mar 25, 2011
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