The Sun Military Awards – otherwise known as the Millies – have recognised incredible acts of heroism and resilience within the Armed Forces for the twelfth year running at a red-carpet ceremony at London’s Banqueting House…

The crew of HMS Argyll won the Hero Overseas – Unit award for saving the lives of 27 sailors from a huge fire onboard a large cargo ship in the Bay of Biscay during their return from deployment.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended and presented the Hero at Home – Unit award to 18 and 27 Squadron Royal Air Force for their dedication to the recovery effort during flooding in Lincolnshire and their work to reinforce the dam at Whaley Bridge.

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace, who met the nominees at a reception at 10 Downing Street before attending the awards show, said: “The Sun Military Awards allow us to celebrate the brilliance of our Armed Forces and reward examples of extraordinary service. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners and thank you to The Sun and BAE Systems for organising this wonderful event.”

The Judges’ Special Award was awarded to The Royal British Legion’s Veteran’s Ship which took 300 Second World War veterans on a moving voyage to the official D-Day 75th anniversary commemorations in the UK and France.

Famous faces from the worlds of film, music and sport attended the ceremony and were on hand to present the awards to the winners, including armed forces supporters Ross Kemp and Baroness Karren Brady and sports stars Mark Foster and Rebecca Adlington. Music stars Liam Payne and Alexandra Burke also attended to show their support.

Learn more about the winners of The Sun Military Awards here.

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