The Royal Anglian Regiment has been fighting heroically in Afghanistan. A Telegraph reporter and photographer have just reported back from an embed. And now two men have been nominated for the Victoria Cross.
Last month Capt Hicks, 26, refused morphine when mortally wounded in order to lead a counter-attack against a Taliban rocket assault.
In May L/Cpl Ruecker fought off Taliban riflemen to rescue a badly wounded comrade from a burning armoured car.