Rifles commander set for honour
00:25, Sep 24 2010
The commanding officer of a battlegroup which lost more soldiers than any other regiment during the conflict in Afghanistan has been honoured for his leadership.
Lieutenant Colonel Nick Kitson, of The 3rd Battalion The Rifles, was given the Distinguished Service Order for "indomitable" leadership in "the most hostile of circumstances".
The battlegroup lost 30 soldiers during a six-month tour of duty between October 2009 and April 2010.