A Cumbrian soldier who took on the role of his absent officer to get supplies to one of the deadliest regions in Afghanistan is awarded.Read the full story ›
A soldier who was paralysed after being shot in the neck in Afghanistan scaled one of the highest mountains in England. Mark Harding, from Wigton, was hit by a sniper's bullet while on patrol in Helmand Province two years ago.
The Lance Corporal, who spent months recovering in hospital, walked to the summit of Skiddaw in the Lake District.
Mark Harding will tackle Skiddaw to raise money for the charity that supported his recovery after he was shot and paralysed in Afghanistan.Read the full story ›
A Cumbrian soldier who was shot and paralysed in Afghanistan is tackling Skiddaw in a bid to raise money for the charity who helped him walk again.
Mark Harding, 36, is hoping to raise £5000 for the Army Benevolent Fund which supported his recovery.
Mr Harding, from Wigton, was providing cover for another unit when he came under fire in May 2010.
He was serving as a Lance Corporal the 1st Battalion Duke of Lancaster's Regiment when a sniper's bullet shattered the vertebrae in his neck, paralysing him from the neck down.
He will be supported by a team made up of fellow soldiers, firemen and employees from Wigton-based Innovia Films Ltd.
A toy museum featuring thousands of soldier figurines has opened in Silloth.
Curator Tim Barker hopes his collection will add to the tourism experience in the town.
The toy soldiers have been collected from around the world and are from nearly every period in history.