Millies 2019 All Call Signs

The Sun Military Awards: Winners In Full

Millies 2019 All Call Signs

A team that helped secure the Whaley Bridge dam after it threatened to collapse was among those recognised at the Sun Military Awards on Thursday.

Nominees and Armed Forces personnel were joined at the event by a host of famous faces from the world of entertainment and sport.

Held at Banqueting House in Westminster, the awards ceremony celebrates the contributions of the British military.

The Prime Minister was among the public figures to attend the event, where he confirmed he would enforce legislation to protect forces veterans from "unfair prosecutions" when there is "no new evidence".

Earlier on Thursday, Boris Johnson hosted sailors, soldiers, airmen and civilians at a Downing Street reception ahead of the awards.

The Individual Hero Overseas award went to Flight Lieutenant Aaron Kerry, for leading a mission to recover a platoon of French paratroopers in territory with known Daesh activity in Mali.

In the Hero Overseas Unit category, HMS Argyll received the gong for saving 27 sailors from a huge fire onboard a large cargo ship in the Bay of Biscay.

Lance Corporal Craig Daniels won the Individual Hero at Home award for saving the life of a fellow soldier who was hit by a lorry close to Catterick Garrison.

The Hero at Home Unit award, which was presented by Boris Johnson, went to 18 and 27 Squadron, Royal Air Force, for aiding the recovery effort during flooding in Lincolnshire last year.

They helped reinforce the dam at Whaley Bridge, after a spillway wall at the Toddbrook Reservoir threatened to collapse and flood the town below.

Lieutenant Commander Tracy MacSephney won the award for Best Reservist, for developing a product that transformed the way the UK Armed Forces protect merchant shipping in the Gulf.

The Inspiring Others gong went to Private Fin Doherty, for successfully passing out at Army Foundation College Harrogate and being awarded Junior Regimental Sergeant Major, honouring his brother who was killed in Afghanistan.

Meanwhile, Craig Monaghan took home the Overcoming Adversity award, for his work in helping veterans to transition to civilian life and becoming the first soldier wounded in Afghanistan to represent his country in rugby union.

The Scar Free Foundation won the Innovation Award for funding and carrying out research which aims to minimise the impact of scarring and limb loss among injured Armed Forces personnel.

All Call Signs took home the Support to the Armed Services award.

It provides a service which has supported more than 500 veterans and service personnel by offering a peer-to-peer messaging app to help find veterans who have gone missing.

Watch extended highlights of the Millies on Wednesday 12 February at 18:30 UK time on Forces TV, and at 19:10 UK time on BFBS Extra.