Soldier severely injured in Afghanistan completes charity parachute jump

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The Independent Online

Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson, the most seriously wounded British soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, took part in a 15,000ft charity skydive yesterday – four years after he was injured. L/Bdr Parkinson, who suffered serious brain damage and lost both his legs in a landmine explosion in Helmand in 2006, completed a tandem skydive with the Jump4Heroes team at Netheravon, Wiltshire. The team hopes to raise awareness of service charities.