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Thousands gather to honour those who've fallen

Thousands gathered across the Calendar region today to honour the servicemen and women of the armed forces.

In Doncaster, former paratrooper Ben Parkinson attended the Remembrance Day Service - and walked at his full height for the first time since an explosion in Afghanistan in 2006.

Adam Fowler was there:


Ben Parkinson to lay wreath on new prosthetic legs

Britain's most badly injured soldier is to lay a wreath on his new prosthetic legs in his home town of Doncaster in honour of those who have fallen in battle.

Ben Parkinson is Britain's most badly injured soldier Credit: Press Association

Ben Parkinson has been recovering from over 40 injuries he got in a bomb blast in Afghanistan eight years ago.

He has gone on to make a miraculous recovery and will lay the wreath in his home town today on his new, full size legs and in his full military uniform.

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