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Millies 2017: How They Happened

Heroes of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force have been honoured at this year's glitzy and glamorous Military Awards ceremony.

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Heroes of the Royal Navy, British Army and Royal Air Force have been honoured at this year's glitzy and glamorous Military Awards ceremony as stars and celebrities turned out on the red carpet to support our Armed Forces.

Here, Forces Network followed the events of the evening in our Live feed, with updates by our correspondents from Forces Radio BFBS, Forces News and posting updates throughout the night, which you can browse through in the feed below.

The annual award ceremony, affectionately known as the Milles and hosted by The Sun newspaper, marked its tenth year of highlighting the heroism and sacrifice of our Armed Forces during conflict and peace, from those who ran towards danger in the London and Manchester terror attacks, to divers who spend their days destroying bombs to those who inspire or innovate or go to the aid of others overseas.

Prime Minister Theresa May, who presented an award at the Millies, said we owe the Armed Forces and their families a debt of gratitude, adding: "We’ve heard some stories today of tremendous bravery, hard work and commitment."

Mrs May joined a host of celebrities and stars at the glittering event at London’s Banqueting House, in Whitehall, as a line-up of Armed Forces heroes were honoured during the evening.

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TV star and former Countdown host Carol Vorderman MBE, who is honorary Group Captain of the RAF Air Cadets, earlier told Forces Network: "The Millies are special.

“Having been involved with the Forces, particularly the RAF, for so many years now, I know just how important they are.

“Wishing everyone all the best for this year's awards, and thank you for all that you do. With much love Carol.”

Ten awards were given tonight, with awards presented by the Prime Minister, TV presenter Lorraine Kelly, and others.

The Millies ceremony will be broadcast on Forces TV at 6pm and 10pm on Monday, December 18 but you can take a look over tonight’s glitz and glamour by browsing through our update feed below.