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Military heroes honoured at Hampton Court Palace

Published: Thursday 18th of December 2008

A prestigious award ceremony honouring the bravery of the men and women of the British military has taken place at Hampton Court Palace.

The inaugural Millies – organised by the Sun – seek to reward the actions of armed forces personnel serving in theatres of warfare around the world and were attended by a host of famous guests, including Prince Charles.

Award winners included Lance-Bombardier Ben Parkinson who was given the Overcoming Adversity award. Parkinson lost both his legs in an incident in Helmand province in Afghanistan.

The soldier dedicated the honour to a pair of colleagues who were not so fortunate, saying: "I would like to dedicate this award to Captain Jim Philippson, Captain Alex Eida and all the lads who haven't had the chance I've had."

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