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Finalists Announced for Soldiering On Awards 2024

The Soldiering On Awards 2024 finalists have been revealed today.

Now in their 14th year, the Soldiering On Awards celebrate excellence within the Armed Forces community across twelve distinct categories, ranging from Family Values to Business Start-Up and Healthcare to Animal Partnership. These awards aim to highlight ordinary individuals accomplishing extraordinary feats.

Leading the selection process, Co-Chairs of Judges Lt Gen (Ret’d) Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE and Debra Allcock-Tyler, CEO of the Directory of Social Change, guided a distinguished panel of independent judges. They meticulously selected 36 finalists from an exceptional pool of nominees, with three finalists chosen for each category.

A private reception at the House of Lords in July, hosted by Awards Patron the Rt Hon Earl Howe GBE PC, will honour the finalists. The winners will be announced at a spectacular black-tie event at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, 16th October 2024, hosted by special guest presenter Jeremy Vine.

Public voting will determine the winners in two categories: the Animal Partnership Award and the Inspiration Award. Online voting will open on 23rd July and close on 26th August at

Read the stories of the 36 Finalists at:


Soldiering On Awards Patron, the Rt Hon Earl Howe GBE PC said:
“With immense pride, I am delighted to announce the finalists of the 14th annual Soldiering On Awards. These remarkable individuals, projects, and organisations have demonstrated unparalleled passion and unwavering dedication to excellence, truly embodying the core values cherished by our Armed Forces. They are deserving recipients of this prestigious recognition, and we wholeheartedly applaud their outstanding achievements.”


Co-Chair of the Independent Judging Panel, Lt Gen (Ret’d) Richard Nugee CB CVO CBE said:
“In my first year as Co-Chair of Judges, I want to give my warmest thanks to all who have contributed to this vital endeavour. The judges showed unwavering dedication in selecting the finalists, and we are all hugely grateful to the nominators and nominees for sharing stories that exemplify exceptional talent, dedication, and achievements. These awards epitomise the very best of our community, and I congratulate this year’s thirty-six finalists for their exemplary role in inspiring us all.”


X-Forces Enterprise CEO, Lt Col Ren Kapur MBE said:
“Year after year, the nominations never cease to inspire. Shortlisting candidates is no small task for our category and independent judges, reflecting the exceptional quality of entries we review. We extend sincere congratulations to every nominee and finalist. Their humility enhances the profound impact of their achievements. The Soldiering On Awards are crucial for spotlighting these remarkable stories and ensuring their inspirational achievements receive national recognition. Congratulations to all the 2024 finalists for their outstanding contributions and the example they set for us all.


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