30 May '12, 4pm

News: Soldier injured in Afghanistan to row in Thames Jubilee Pageant

Lance Corporal Mark Harding will be among those leading the way for the Queen's Royal Barge on Sunday, in what promises to be one of the largest flotillas ever assembled on the river and one of the most eye-catching events of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. LCpl Harding, a soldier with 1st Battalion The Duke of Lancaster's Regiment, was injured in 2010 during a patrol in northern Helmand. He was shot in the neck and his resulting spinal injuries left him with nerve damage and reliant on crutches or a wheelchair. But LCpl Harding, who has also served in Bosnia, Kosovo, Northern Ireland and Iraq, is determined to overcome his injuries and the constant pain he now suffers, in memory of those soldiers who did not return home: "I am very lucky to be here really," he said. "I do not want to waste my life, and I just want to try and do as much as I can for those who have not ma...

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