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British troops in Afghanistan honoured by the Queen

The conflict in Afghanistan is one of the toughest wars British troops have ever faced.

The soldiers have put themselves in harm's way and the very bravest of them have been honoured by the Queen.

Among them Corporal Dipprasad Pun, who fought off 15 Taliban fighters on his own, and Private Daniel Hennings who took huge risks to rescue injured colleagues.

The BBC's Jon Brain reports.

Footage courtesy British Ceremonial Arts

  • 01 Jun 2011
  • From the section UK