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Rifleman Taran Cheeseman, battalion, 4th Battalion The Rifles, Rifleman Daniel Hume, Cpl John Rigby

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The Duchess of Cornwall looked dressed for knee-high boot camp today as she presented troops with medals for fighting in Afghanistan 14th December 2009.Camilla praised members of 4th Battalion The Rifles for their unswerving courage and professionalism" - and said the country owed them an "enormous debt".The Duchess, who wore a green military coat designed for her role as Royal Colonel of the battalion, told the 350 soldiers who were gathered in Salisbury, Wilts: "You've made your Royal Colonel very proud."The battalion lost three men. Cpl John Rigby and Rifleman Daniel Hume died in action, while Rifleman Taran Cheeseman died of cancer after coming home."

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