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While the votes are being counted, here's a reminder of the fantastic nominations we received...

ArmyJeff Tosh is my Reserve Forces Hero because...

since I was injured in 2015 he has been my absolute rock. He inspires me everyday to carry on and is there for me unconditionally.

Nominated by Nominated by Sarah Tosh

ArmyAlastair Smith is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He has pioneered the way forward for LGBT soldiers, creating a culture of acceptance and belonging for those who have been hiding for years.

Nominated by Nominated by Lucy Goodman

RafMike Bailey is my Armed Forces Hero because...

he takes on work commitments without ever saying no. He partakes in charity events and volunteered with airplay whilst juggling family life

Nominated by Nominated by Leanne Bailey

ArmySlyvia Chatupa is my Armed Forces Hero because...

This person has been a mum and a hero , served relentlessly , showed the dedication and passion of serving this country and remaining a mum.

Nominated by Nominated by Kevin Gathoni

ArmyChristian Tuilekutu is my Armed Forces Hero because...

His very hardworking and always put himself second to everyone.He is very committed in his work and sacrifice alot off his time to help us.

Nominated by Nominated by jack prasad

ArmyCornelius Visser is my Armed Forces Hero because...

he is a wonderful husband and father, going through a very challenging time and still manages to stay very positive.

Nominated by Nominated by Duene Visser

ArmyMartin Payne is my Armed Forces Hero because...

A true inspirational leader who has made great impact in Episkopi Station for serving personnel and the community.Started Army Cadet Force

Nominated by Nominated by Bruno Kantiki

ArmyRoy Johnston is my Reserve Forces Hero because...

He always works so hard while juggling family life. He always goes above and beyond & never gets the recognition he deserves. Our Hero!

Nominated by Nominated by Heather Johnston

MarinesTroy Shelton is my Reserve Forces Hero because...

A former Marine & now a Reserve, he works hard balancing family & work while studying a Neuroscience MA to support serving members with PTSD

Nominated by Nominated by Liz and Andy Arthur

ArmyDHARMA RAJ TAMANG is my Armed Forces Hero because...

HE IS BEEN IN ARMY FOR NEARLY 9 YEARS NOW AND STILL HASN'T BEEN PICKED UP TO THE RANKS HOWEVER THE WORK ETHIC OF HIM INSPIRED ME EVERY DAY.

Nominated by Nominated by BIJAYA RANA MAGAR

NavyMark Harrison is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He has helped me cope with the stresses of my career by finding lots of ways to make me smile. And all this after his own hard day at work!

Nominated by Nominated by Marie Harrison

RafRob Moore is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He is the epitome of what an Airman should be. He goes up and beyond his duties and never says no to challenges no matter how difficult.

Nominated by Nominated by Mark Hodgson

RafKevin Tildesley is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Whilst running in the Malta Marathon he saved the life of a runner who had a heart attack, carrying out CPR until an ambulance arrived.

Nominated by Nominated by Simon Yeomans

ArmyMatthew Perkins is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He epitomises what a military person should be. He works very hard, always has his patients best interests at heart and is a team player

Nominated by Nominated by Carole Perkins

ArmyJonah Holdsworth is my Armed Forces Hero because...

even with all his medical conditions and the challenges he is facing with me being in the forces he makes everyone smile. My true Hero!

Nominated by Nominated by Richard Holdsworth

ArmySherifat Bello is my Armed Forces Hero because...

She always 150 support to my army career which enable me to have perfect concentration and full commitment to my army career.

Nominated by Nominated by Sheriff Bello

ArmyJulian Davies is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Through 20 years of service he's always gone above & beyond his duty. He's raised morale in every regiment with his positive attitude.

Nominated by Nominated by Jen Davies

RafSteven Hollis is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He has raised thousands and thousands of pounds for charity by organising events, walking to the Somme and cycling to War memorials.

Nominated by Nominated by Mark Riley

RafAndy Foy is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He has been an insporation and a mentor for me; despite the fact we hold similar seniority.

Nominated by Nominated by Arif Taseer

ArmyGary Thomas is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He made sure his wife and son were OK and went on a ship to help rescue refugees!!

Nominated by Nominated by Irene Devlin

NavyPaul Wilson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Paul puts others before himself , he is a committed individual & team player. He created a family cinema, which he managed effectively.

Nominated by Nominated by Matt Bowen

ArmyGerard Kelly is my Armed Forces Hero because...

I have Hodgkin Lymphoma and my dad is there every day. He always cheers me up when I m down and gives me so much strength and courage.

Nominated by Nominated by Tiarnan Kelly

ArmyTrevor Bygate is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Trev has had a huge personal loss, and has gone through so much, but has helped so many others with their own losses. He is my Hero.Mark

Nominated by Nominated by Mark Jones

ArmyTuljung Gurung is my Armed Forces Hero because...

A hero Gurkha has won the Military Cross after single-handedly fighting off two armed Taliban attacking an Afghan PB with his khukhri knife

Nominated by Nominated by Bikram Maden

ArmyPeter Fugson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

His my hero.

Nominated by Nominated by Titilia Bani

ArmyDavid Ashman is my Armed Forces Hero because...

We want to nominate our Dad. He is in Iraq until Christmas helping to protect us all in the UK and we are so proud of him. But we miss him.

Nominated by Nominated by Charlie and Amber Ashman

ArmyRajitha Ranwala is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He is my husband and wonderful father. He is doing his best for the regiment he works for. He is the best farther to my two wonderful boys

Nominated by Nominated by Hasani Ranwala

ArmyScott Johnson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

he's worthy of the forces hero Because he had a heart attack in 2008 after coming home from Afghanistan and he's still soldering on.

Nominated by Nominated by James Johnson

ArmyButch Gilbert is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Butch keeps most ex KINGOS together, they are scattered all over the world, and he keeps us posted on all mater of things,

Nominated by Nominated by Alby Oldham

ArmyJulien Davies is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He's held rapid reaction corps France together during a tough year (terrorism & ops). He is everything that is good about our army

Nominated by Nominated by Toby Green

ArmyScott Johnson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

he's the bravest dad ever. He has been to afghanistan and now he's in canada. It's my mum and dads 20th anniversary and he missed it:(

Nominated by Nominated by Jazz Johnson

ArmyScott Johnson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

My husband had a heart attack after returning from Afghan in 2008 & has raised over 30k for various charities since

Nominated by Nominated by Maxine Johnson

ArmyWilfred Bentley is my Armed Forces Hero because...

I am nominating my dad; he volunteered to fight in the first world war at 15 (said he was 18). He was in the trenches at Mons etc.

Nominated by Nominated by Michael Bentley

RafTony Dunn is my Armed Forces Hero because...

This special man has played football all his career. Even now. This warrant officer does anything and everything for charity. Family man x

Nominated by Nominated by Debbie Collen

RafSteven Thomas is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Katie Steve's wife is in her 30's and has cancer. He is amazing and does everything he can to keep her positive and fighting! He's a star!

Nominated by Nominated by Emma Fairclough

ArmyJim Coyle is my Armed Forces Hero because...

A great all round guy. Fantastic soldier very smart and a great guy for his charity work for erskine hospital and many more.

Nominated by Nominated by John Pollock

ArmyRobert Philpott is my Armed Forces Hero because...

I had cancer and beat it, I run the queensregimental Association corps of drums, stayed positive all way through.

Nominated by Nominated by Anthony Philpott

ArmyJonathan Inglis is my Reserve Forces Hero because...

I was medically deferred from reserves, Jon fought my case and got me a medical waiver, I then passed selection, top man and dedicated.

Nominated by Nominated by Dan Dearden

RafMark Barker is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Mark has served the RAF for 25. Years .brought up 4beautiful girls .done 3tours in Afghanistan .is still serving .But he is my Hero my son.

Nominated by Nominated by Carole Barker

NavyAndrew Liston is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He is my wonderful much loved son and Sebbys Daddy and he makes us so proud and is just simply our hero x

Nominated by Nominated by Julie Davey

RafSamuel Robson-Rodriguez is my Armed Forces Hero because...

I am proud of my son not only for wishing to join the R.A.F like his father before him but for the job he does & the man he has became.

Nominated by Nominated by Maria Robson-Rodriguez

ArmyPeter Ferguson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He has went above and beyond helping me after 3 major surgeries and 2 emergency surgery ,during this looking after me and our little girl

Nominated by Nominated by Karen Ferguson

ArmyLeslee Sunderland is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Mummy's always working so hard to help all her Freinds in the Army. Away early and home late. We love our Mummy all day long.

Nominated by Nominated by Graham Sunderland

NavyAndrew Liston is my Armed Forces Hero because...

he is my son and my hero.

Nominated by Nominated by julie davey

NavyAndrew Liston is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He spent most of last year and all so far of this year serving his country in Bahrain, he has missed so much family life, our hero x

Nominated by Nominated by Julie Davey

ArmyMichael Harrison is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Michael is my Forces hero because he is a dedicated Serviceman in the Army and has inspired me to better myself in all aspects of life

Nominated by Nominated by Elliot Patrick

ArmyGraham Backhouse is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He is my fianc & always goes out of his way to help others loyal, he is still serving & I can't wait to marry my hero and I am very proud

Nominated by Nominated by Amena Buchanan

ArmySharon McDowell is my Reserve Forces Hero because...

She has just had her first bout of chemo following an operation to have a hysterectomy , she's been so brave and she's a real hero!

Nominated by Nominated by Hayley Dickinson

ArmyAlexander Rickard is my Armed Forces Hero because...

We never know when we can be together, time shared is scarce, but I know in my heart that if he can be there he will.

Nominated by Nominated by Joanna Chambers

ArmyRick Clement is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Went to Afghanistan and he is so lucky to be a live to what as happened to him went as a full body came back half body and one arm .

Nominated by Nominated by CRAIG SLICKER

ArmyRuss Howells is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He will only spend 3 months at home this year and has had to sacrifice a lot due to endless tours but always manages to put us three first

Nominated by Nominated by Jennie Howells

ArmyMkhululi Large is my Armed Forces Hero because...

My husband is my forces hero, he did Iraq and Afghanistan and we were happy for him to do what he loved. He was discharged on injury 2015.

Nominated by Nominated by Nnanisah Fubisani

NavyNeil Sandle is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He is the best Dad and has been away in Bahrain for the last 6 months away from everyone he loves.

Nominated by Nominated by Thomas Sandle

ArmyKaya Patterson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Joined the army at 17 and is now still serving at 25 and is also married to a serving soldier and also a mother of two beautiful girls

Nominated by Nominated by Sharon Mcdougall

ArmyLuke Wigham is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He works so hard & despite missing out on so many milestones working away,he is loyal,never moans,& does it all for our family. We love him

Nominated by Nominated by Jade Wigham

ArmyStephen Taylor is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He's my brother and have big respect for what he has done for the years he served his country without any doubt to help keep us safe.

Nominated by Nominated by William Taylor

ArmyOlivia and Freddie Hobson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

So many periods of seperation has meant they have had to ultimately had to share their daddy with the world. Brave, strong, kind & loving.

Nominated by Nominated by Lucy Hobson

ArmyElizabeth Faithful-Davies is my Armed Forces Hero because...

This person is an ultimate example selfless commitment towards her soldiers. She'll stand and anything for her soldiers in need.

Nominated by Nominated by Sunil Chand

RafJoseph Fradley is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Whenever you feel down, Joe is always there to make you feel better and make you realise your life could be a lot worse, you could be Joe.

Nominated by Nominated by Sam Cook

ArmyBen Palmer is my Armed Forces Hero because...

No amount of work is too much for this man and he will never let his team mates down. A credit to the British Army. Makes great brews.

Nominated by Nominated by Jordan Maughan

MarinesMark Ormrod is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Since losing 3 limbs in Afghan when he was in the Royal Marines he has gone on to survive and raise thousands for charity. Proud of him!

Nominated by Nominated by Steven Mazzoni

ArmyNikki Jackson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

My wife nikki has served her country for 22 years.she toured in Bosnia and afghanistan and is a mother to our two daughters we love her.

Nominated by Nominated by Matthew Jackson

ArmyBen Parkinson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

He has been able to overcome been the worst injured soldier Eva to survive and spends his time meeting children and doing work for charity

Nominated by Nominated by Ian Page

ArmyNicola Banks is my Armed Forces Hero because...

This lady is an absolutely fab mum who always puts everyone else before herself even after being medically discharged. Amazing woman!!!

Nominated by Nominated by Zowie Withers

ArmyNicola Banks is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Served for 11 years and medically discharged she has battled a nervous breakdown, won student of the year and volunteers on her off

Nominated by Nominated by Angela Banks

ArmyNicola Banks is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Medically discharged single mum veteran. Speaks openly about her PTSD. Struggles to survive financially but still always there to help others.

Nominated by Nominated by Hayley McAteer

ArmyPaul Carley is my Armed Forces Hero because...

he balances a career, tours, study, father, husband and helps his wife when her physical issues flare up. He still makes time for family.

Nominated by Nominated by Thomas and James Carley

ArmyDaniel Dubose is my Armed Forces Hero because...

My husband is our real life hero. Countless days, weeks, months sacrificed to serve the country that he loves, and we love him more for it.

Nominated by Nominated by joanne dubose

ArmyKeron Polson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Best Husband and Dad in the hole world, having twin baby's and a toddler can be tough sometimes but he always stood by. We love you xxx

Nominated by Nominated by Nadine Polson

ArmyAaron Mason is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Hes lead from the front volunteering for overseas operations..selfless commitment and never say no attitude...he reflects the corn values

Nominated by Nominated by Tony Heys

RafRobert Bugden is my Armed Forces Hero because...

after having a parachuting accident in early 2016 is now paralysed and in a wheelchair but totally high spirited and never complains, EVER.

Nominated by Nominated by Susan Betts

MarinesRebecca Conway is my Armed Forces Hero because...

She works from home, is the most fantastic mother to 4 children under 7 and runs the family home while I am posted away. #legendarywife

Nominated by Nominated by Dominic Conway

ArmyWilliam Haighton is my Armed Forces Hero because...

An inspiration to any younger soldier who balances a busy work life with family life well. Loving and caring and put everyone else first

Nominated by Nominated by Sarah Haighton

NavyRyan Haigh is my Armed Forces Hero because...

As my leading diver onboard he was at the forefront of everything that went on and lead his dive team from the front!

Nominated by Nominated by Kristofer Castanie

ArmyNordia Clarke is my Armed Forces Hero because...

She have been in the army for 12 years with 3 children and never complain and goes to work everyday on time and just get on with the job.

Nominated by Nominated by Collin Clarke

ArmyTobias Sampson is my Armed Forces Hero because...

After the horrible things life's thrown at us and endless time away he's still the strongest person I know and an idol to our children

Nominated by Nominated by Jade Sampson

ArmyOliver Aspinall is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Since being diagnosed with PTSD, he has raised thousands for mental health charity's with another event planned for the end of the year

Nominated by Nominated by Jade Aspinall

ArmyJames Norris is my Reserve Forces Hero because...

He's our Hero

Nominated by Nominated by Kirsty Norris

ArmySteve Moran is my Armed Forces Hero because...

Dedication, professionalism and always determined . Can't thank him enough. He has been there for me on the Rocky Road. SUPER STEVE

Nominated by Nominated by Bakary Sanneh

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