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Last Updated: Friday September 24 2010 14:37 GMT

In pics: British armed forces awarded for bravery

Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune is one of 131 members of the British armed forces to receive awards for bravery. He flew wounded troops to safety in his helicopter despite being shot.

Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune is one of 131 members of the British armed forces to receive awards for bravery. He flew wounded troops to safety in his helicopter despite being shot.

Sgt Maj Karl Ley has cleared more roadside bombs than anyone else in history. He will be presented with the George Medal for his "awesome bravery".

Sgt Maj Karl Ley has cleared more roadside bombs than anyone else in history. He will be presented with the George Medal for his "awesome bravery".

Rifleman Ross Robinson is getting the Queen's Gallantry Medal. He carried on detecting landmines in Afghanistan despite being severely wounded. Tragically, he later died in a collision.

Rifleman Ross Robinson is getting the Queen's Gallantry Medal. He carried on detecting landmines in Afghanistan despite being severely wounded. Tragically, he later died in a collision.

The Queen's Gallantry Medal is also going to Rifleman Reece Terry. He's being recognised for his bravery in leading a night raid with a force of 100 through an area littered with bombs.

The Queen's Gallantry Medal is also going to Rifleman Reece Terry. He's being recognised for his bravery in leading a night raid with a force of 100 through an area littered with bombs.

Cpl Ricky Furgusson helped soldiers wounded by bombs four times before getting caught in a blast himself. He lost both his legs and his left eye. He's getting the Military Cross.

Cpl Ricky Furgusson helped soldiers wounded by bombs four times before getting caught in a blast himself. He lost both his legs and his left eye. He's getting the Military Cross.