TERRITORIAL Army medics based in Sheffield have received an award from the High Sheriff of South Yorkshire in recognition of their work in Afghanistan.
Members of 212 Field Hospital, based at Endcliffe Hall, Sheffield, ran the main British military hospital in Helmand Province between January and April this year.
High Sheriff of South Yorkshire Andrew Coomb presented the unit with The High Sheriff’s Award in ‘recognition and appreciation of their valuable and devoted service’.
Receiving the Award on behalf of 212 Field Hospital were Corporal Cath Berry and Staff Sergeant Sue Marshall, both from Sheffield, and Captain Adrian Hoyle, whose day job is a nurse at Rotherham General Hospital.
Also present was Warrant Officer 1 Lee Hackleton, from Barnsley, Commanding Officer Colonel Mark Pemberton, and Sir Andrew Cash, chief executive of Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Colonel of the TA unit.
It is the latest honour for the medics after receiving medals for their tour of duty from Sheffield Hallam MP and Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg in the summer.
While in Afghanistan, the medics treated up to 30 casualties a day, among them British and international troops, Afghan people and Taliban.