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Incredible acts of heroism and resilience within the Armed Forces have been recognised and celebrated this evening at The Sun Military Awards (6 February 2020).

The awards, known as the Millies, are an opportunity for the nation to hear inspiring individual and collective achievements from within the Royal Navy, Army, and Royal Air Force. 

Following a reception at 10 Downing Street earlier today, the nominees received the full red-carpet treatment with a champagne reception and glitzy ceremony at Banqueting House in London. 

Prime Minister of the UK, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP speaking at a reception at No10 hosted by the PM and Secretary of State for Defence, Ben Wallace, and attended by all nominees.

“It was a privilege to be in the company of so many extraordinary servicemen and servicewomen at The Sun Military Awards this evening. Our Armed Forces serve with expertise, dedication and resilience and are the best in the world. 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.”

Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
The Rt Hon Ben Wallace MP, Secretary of State for Defence talking to personnel during a reception at No10 

HMS Argyll sailors worked through the night to save crew on a blazing merchant ship

Royal Navy Type 23 frigate HMS Argyll
crew from Type 45 destroyer HMS Dragon nominated
Lieutenant Imogen Napper (was able) sent to the Caribbean after the devastation of Hurricane Irma. Here you can see Assault Engineers clearing a flooded section of North Coast Road, south of Cane Garden Bay, Tortola.
Royal Air Force personnel shortly before a reception at No10
 Army personnel shortly before a reception at No10
Royal Navy personnel shortly before a reception at No10
Capt Karl Stone, nominee for Best Reservist on the red carpet prior to entering The Banqueting House for the 2020 Millies Awards.
Chris Evans, Millies judge and award presenter on the red carpet
Pte Fin Doherty and his family on the red carpet 2020 Millies Awards

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