On 20th April, the Rt Hon Earl Howe welcomed finalists, nominators and sponsors to a glittering awards ceremony for the 2018 Soldiering On Awards.
At the start of the evening the Prime Minister, Theresa May, sent a message of support and recognition to all the finalists:
"I am delighted to send a message of support for this year's Soldiering On Awards. The event provides a fantastic platform to give recognition to the extraordinary achievements of our Service personnel, veterans and the groups, businesses and charities that support the Armed Forces community. Their efforts are invaluable and it is only right that their work is appreciated and celebrated. I would also like to take this opportunity to recognise the sterling work of X Forces Enterprise and all you do to support our Armed Forces. Please extend my warmest wishes to all those attending. I am grateful for their ongoing endeavours to support those who defend our country and their families".
The evening was a superb occasion to honour all of the worthy finalists and recognise their outstanding achievements.
But for each category, there could only be one winner! See the winners for each category