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Bomb Disposal experts awarded George Cross

The Ministry of Defence has announced that two British military bomb disposal experts, one of whom gave his life in the line of duty, have been awarded one of the UK's highest awards for gallantry, the George Cross. BAFF's Douglas Young was interviewed later on the BBC News Channel about these awards. For the full Op Herrick 10 list of operational honours and awards see Operational Honours and Awards List: 19 March 2010.

At a special ceremony in London today, 18 March 2010, Chief of the Defence Staff Air Chief Marshal Sir Jock Stirrup confirmed that Staff Sergeant Kim Hughes and his fallen colleague the late Staff Sergeant Olaf Schmid are to have the gallantry award bestowed upon them.

See www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews for more information.

Operational Honours and Awards List: 19 March 2010

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