The bravery shown in Afghanistan by six Midlothian-based soldiers has been officially recognised.
The men, serving with the Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland, were among 140 service personnel to receive gallantry honours last week.
Soldiers from 2SCOTS, based at Glencorse Barracks, were on a six-month tour of duty in Helmand province returning home in April.
Leading the way was Captain Iain Curren, who received a Military Cross for extraordinary courage and leadership.
The Skye army officer (29) charged an enemy ambush twice to rescue an injured soldier. As a result of his actions, the Taliban’s grip on an Afghan community was broken.
Port Glasgow soldier, Sgt Scott Cox (38), (pictured) received a Mention in Despatches (MiD) for his life-saving heroics in charging a Taliban machine-gun post whilst serving in Afghanistan.
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