Millies 2018 - Red Carpet
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The Millies 2018: On The Red Carpet

The Millies also highlight the everyday heroism and sacrifice the Armed Forces make during conflict and peace...

Millies 2018 - Red Carpet

The Sun Military Awards are a chance for the public to champion and celebrate the forces.

The Millies also highlight the everyday heroism and sacrifice the Armed Forces make during conflict and peace.

Watch the full ceremony on Forces TV and listen Forces Radio BFBS on 19 December, 9pm UKT.

It's a glamorous night with celebrities coming out to show their support for the UK military.

But what exactly did celebrities have to say about our brave men and women?

Dame Kelly Holmes

The Olympic gold medalist was thrilled to be at the event and spoke about how being in the forces was like being part of a big family. She joked about the competition between the three services but that The Millies was about everyone supporting each other.

“Today is all about everyone supporting each other. The bravery and also the support that the military give around the world and also in the UK.”

She also told Forces Network about how incredible it was being made Honorary Colonel of the Royal Armoured Corps Training Regiment earlier this year.

Ross Kemp

When asked about his time following troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ross Kemp was quick to point out that his time there would be for far shorter periods than those deployed on operations.

“I wouldn’t compare myself to them in any shape or form…”

Nick Knowles

The DIY SOS presenter recently completed a 3-week stay in the Australian jungle as part of I’m A Celebrity.

“We do three weeks out there and feels like the most knackering thing we’ve ever done. And the people we’re honouring here will do it every day of the week, and every week of the year and not complain. Ever.”

Ant Middleton

SAS Who Dares Wins tough guy spoke about the importance of military families and their support for their serving person's careers.

“Every time I looked behind me, even though the military were there, but my family was there, my wife was there.”

Watch The Millies on Forces TV and listen on Forces Radio BFBS on 19 December, 9pm UKT.