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Tonga military recognised by the UK for service in Afghanistan

Tonga military recognised by the UK for service in Afghanistan

Updated 22 November 2012, 11:28 AEST

A Tongan military contingent is back home after spending the last six months serving in Afghanistan.

The group of 55 soldiers were providing security at a military camp in Helmand Province in South Afghanistan, as part of the NATO-led mission.

There will be an awards ceremony later today, when each of the soldiers will be presented with a medal of recognition by the UK's Minister of State for the Armed Forces.

Commander Solomone Savelio led the Tongan contingent in Afghanistan.

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