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Camilla Duchess of Cornwall presents medals to medics who served in Afghanistan.

Royal Navy medical personnel who served in Afghanistan have been honoured in Portsmouth.

The Duchess of Cornwall presented campaign medals to more than 200 military medics at HMS Excellent, Whale Island.

Between April and October 2011 they provided medical care at Camp Bastion hospital in Helmand province.

As part of Operation Herrick, more than 3,600 coalition troops and Afghan civilians were treated by the medics.

As well as Royal Navy and Royal Marines medical staff, 18 Army and RAF personnel and three civilian NHS medics were honoured during the ceremony.

The hospital’s Close Support Medical Regiment provided care to UK forces in Helmand, Kabul and Kandahar and accompanied about 10,000 foot patrols.