Space: Above and Beyond - The Saratoga. Another under-appreciated series, in my opinion. The Saratoga is a descendant of a long proud line of aircraft carriers, just in space. It carries several squadrons of fighters, dropships, and emergency rescue craft. Also, much like modern carriers, it is never alone. It is normally accompanied by a flotilla of escort and support craft and commanded, therefore, by a Commodore (as opposed to a Fleet Captain or Rear Admiral). Commanded by Commodore Ross.
A Gurkha soldier who single-handedly fought off an attack on his base by up to 30 Taliban insurgents was been awarded the Conspicuous Gallantry Cross in 2011. Acting Sergeant Dipprasad Pun, 31, exhausted all his ammunition at one point had to use the tripod of his machine gun to beat away a militant climbing the walls of the compound. The soldier fired more than 400 rnds, launched 17 grenades and detonated a mine to thwart the Taliban assault on his checkpoint Helmand Province.