Ben Parkinson on MBE: 'It made me feel so proud'

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.

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson at the investiture ceremony at Buckingham Palace Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

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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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.