Soldiers behind Salisbury novichok clean-up given award

Soldiers behind Salisbury novichok clean-up given award

Published by The Spire FM News Team at 7:41am 14th December 2018.

The Joint CBRN Unit based at Winterbourne Gunner has been recognised at The Sun's Military Awards.

The team was drafted in to help with the decontamination process in the city and in Amesbury following the nerve agent incidents earlier this year.

They were nominated for the Hero At Home: Unit category at the Millies, picking up their prize last night (Thursday December 13th).

Troops from the Team are pictured above with model Peta Todd and TV star Nick Knowles.

The awards are organised by The Sun newspaper, who tweeted about the award:

ANOTHER LOCAL TEAM WINS AT THE MILLIES:

The Innovation prize at the ceremony went to staff at DSTL, based at Porton Down.

They've been recognised for their efforts to diagnose and treat the blood poisoning illness, sepsis.

DSTL team winners at The Sun Military Awards Millies December 2018
DSTL Chief Executive Gary Aitkenhead, Wendy Butcher, Dr Roman Lukaszewski and Helen Jones with their award at last night's star-studded event

The Millies are in their 10th year, and are supported by the Ministry of Defence:

Celebrities including Lorraine Kelly, Ross Kemp, Susanna Reid, Dame Kelly Holmes and Georgia 'Toff' Toffolo were there to mark the achievements of our Armed Forces:

We'll be able to see the ceremony on TV next week (Wednesday December 19th) on Forces TV. 

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