Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson of the Parachute Regiment, the most seriously wounded soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, has been awarded an MBE in the New Year's Honours list.
He told ITV News that he will be, "on my best behaviour" when he goes to collect his award at Buckingham Palace:
Ben carried the Olympic Torch during its relay around the UK and has been given the award in recognition of his fund raising and charity work.
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