A soldier who survived the worst ever battlefield injuries in Afghanistan said he was moved to be described as an "inspiration" by the Prince of Wales as he made him an MBE today.
Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson lost both legs and suffered more than 40 injuries, including brain damage which affected his memory and speech, in a bomb attack in 2006.
Speaking moments after receiving the honour at Buckingham Palace, he said: "I was surprised at how much Prince Charles knew about me.
"He said I was an inspiration. It made me feel so proud."
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