Officer Cadet and Royal Naval reservist at HMS King Alfred in Portsmouth Michelle Ping picked up the Life Savers award after she was Mentioned in Dispatches for saving the life of a wounded soldier in Afghanistan on Op Herrick 14.
OC Ping, who also won the Best Reservist award at the 2011 Millies, collected the award on behalf of all medical personnel. She said:
It’s a great honour to be recognised as a life saver. The medics in Afghanistan, many of whom were reservists like me, did a great job and pushed the boundaries in the treatment of trauma. It was a privilege to play a small part in this and I’m delighted to see our efforts recognised at the Millies.
Dave Bull QAM, Head of Education at NARU, added:
All of the team at NARU are extremely proud of Michelle and are pleased to see such public recognition. I’m aware of how busy everyone is, however if you are able to watch the programme I’m sure it will be a worthwhile and humbling experience.