PM lauds Libyan veterans

ARMED forces returning from Libya were yesterday lauded by Prime Minister David Cameron for having done “a really great thing” in helping to oust Colonel Muammar al-Gaddafi.

Around 120 servicemen and women who served during the Nato action in North Africa were invited to 10 Downing Street, where Mr Cameron thanked them for their efforts.

Mr Cameron said no occasion had given him “such an honour” to host.

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Paying tribute to the “courage, professionalism and dedication” of British forces in helping protect Libyan civilians from Gaddafi loyalists, Mr Cameron said: “These are still early days but we can put our hands on our hearts and say we did a really great thing for that country.”

The event also featured a rendition of Wherever You Are by the Military Wives Choir from the TV series The Choir.