Vicky is a Officer in the Royal Navy. She has always worked as a nurse both before she joined the Navy and now serves as member of the Queen Alexandras Royal Naval Nursing Service. She is currently serving in Afghanistan (Camp Bastion) in the operating theatres. This is now her third tour of duty and now finds herself in in charge of theatres. What see goes though each and every day is beyond the imagination of people like us. We only hear about the deaths on the news but each and every day three-four troops (on a good day) come in with limbs blown off and bearing horrific injuries. She deals (not alone) with all these people from when they arrive until when they leave the camp (however that may be). She works endlessly with very little sleep and is always one of the first when the hospital alarm goes off indicating there is another causality coming in. When she returns home she is so strong and doesn't let the horrific sights and sounds get her down and returns to 'family life'. In many eyes she is indeed (as are her team) on of the many unsung heros of the Afghanistan war. A true Florence Nightingale in all her freinds and families eyes. (I have not put any of her contact details, only mine as she would be so embarrased to find out that she has been put forward for such a prestigious event - she is also in Afghanistan.) Many thanks.I am now back from Afghanistan but served there from Apr - Jul 11. Second in charge of theatres, not in charge of theatres. People may not want to read 'limbs blown off' so maybe delete and let it read, 'come in bearing horrific...'