Ben Parkinson completes trek

A Doncaster soldier injured in Afghanistan was among a group of injured veterans to complete a gruelling trek in Norway.

The expedition, organised by charity Pilgrim Bandits, retraced the footsteps of the Second World War Heroes of Telemark to mark the 70th anniversary of the mission.

Amputees and severely injured servicemen travelled 65 miles across the Hardangervidda in up to 80 mile an hour winds and temperatures of -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit).

The group included Lance Bdr Ben Parkinson MBE from Doncaster, who is considered Britain's most seriously injured soldier to survive the Afghanistan.

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