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The Millies are a chance for the British public to pay tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces and highlight specific brave deeds.
Nominations are open for the following categories:
Support to the Armed Forces
Most Outstanding Soldier
Most Outstanding Airman
Most Outstanding Sailor/Marine
Last year there were also 2 Judges’ Special Recognition Awards presented. One was given to the Armed Forces for their contribution to the London 2012 Olympics and the other to the Complex Trauma Team at Headley Court Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre.
Olympians Victoria Pendleton and Greg Rutherford presented the award for the contribution to last year’s Olympics. At its height, more than 17,500 personnel stepped in when G4S were not able to provide sufficient guards for all the venues.
Senior Aircraftwoman Afyah Bubb, an RAF medic who volunteered to be part of the security team at the Olympic Park, saw it as a ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’. She said:
We were there to do a job but I unexpectedly got the chance to see Ellie Simmonds break some swimming records which was fantastic.
Squadron Leader Brian Fahy added:
We were really proud to be part of the Games this summer and see the superb performance of our athletes. Who wouldn’t want to be part of the greatest show in town?