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Proud to support the Sun's Millies

Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver pictured with Kingsman Anthony ‘Coops’ Cooper who was nominated for the ‘Overcoming Adversity Award’. Kgn Cooper sustained multiple injuries from an IED blast in July 2010
We are proud to sponsor The Sun’s Military Awards or ‘Millies’ for the fifth consecutive year.

The Awards which celebrate the bravery and commitment of the UK’s armed forces were presented last night in a glittering ceremony at London’s Imperial War Museum by celebrities including Victoria Pendleton, Helen Mirren, Kevin Spacey and Ricky Gervais.

Awards were given in 10 categories; Overcoming Adversity, Most Outstanding Sailor or Marine, Most Outstanding Soldier, Most Outstanding Airman, Best Reservist, Support to the Armed Forces, Life Save Award, True Grit, Best Unit and Judges Award for Special Recognition.

Speaking at the ceremony, HRH Prince Charles said: “When I look back over the last year, at the sheer number of duties and challenges that have been placed before our Armed Forces, I am somewhat overwhelmed by what we ask of our soldier, sailors and airmen. It is deeply humbling to see that no matter what they face, our Servicemen and women continue to service enthusiasm and staggering levels of resilience.”

BAE Systems’ Chairman, Dick Olver who judged the Awards alongside General Sir Mike Jackson, Chief of General Staff, 2003 – 2006, broadcaster Jeremy Clarkson and Frank Lampard, England and Chelsea footballer said: “Everyone at BAE Systems is inspired by the commitment and bravery of the men and women in our Armed Forces. It motivates us to deliver the best equipment in the land, sea and air sectors.”

The Sun Millies ceremony will be broadcast on ITV1 at 9pm on Friday, 14 December.

Read more about the ceremony