Ben Parkinson 'on best behaviour' to receive medal

When he found out in December last year that he would be awarded the MBE, Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson told ITV News that he was "surprised" but would be "on my best behaviour" to receive the medal.

Watch Ben's moment as he carried the Olympic Torch


MBE for most injured soldier

A soldier thought to have survived the worst ever battlefield injuries in Afghanistan has been given an MBE by the Prince of Wales. Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson lost both legs and sustained more than 40 injuries including brain damage in 2006.