The UK’s most injured surviving serviceman, Doncaster soldier Ben Parkinson, will be given the freedom of Doncaster, his home town later this month.
Former paratrooper Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson will be bestowed the honour in a special ceremony at the Mansion House on August 14. Mayor Ros Jones, The Civic Mayor and Jo Miller, Doncaster Council’s Chief Executive, will sign the official Roll of Honour. Ben will also be presented with a framed Freedom Scroll.
The inspirational soldier, who was made an MBE in 2015, lost both legs and suffered more than 40 injuries in a bomb attack in Afghanistan in 2006.
This honour will allow Doncaster residents to offer recognition and endorsement of his bravery, fighting spirit, total selflessness, determination and his ability to inspire young and old alike with a passion and a need to meet every adversity and challenge, overcome it and move on.