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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.

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Paratrooper's Olympic relay moment moved many

Crowds cheer on Torchbearer 050 Ben Parkinson as he carries the Olympic Flame in Doncaster. Credit: PA/LOCOG

When Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson took a turn in carrying the Olympic flame through his hometown of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, last year, the sight of the determined soldier on his prosthetic legs moved many to tears and was declared one of the most emotional scenes of the relay.

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