My admiration for Rick Clements

I am full of admiration for Afghanistan veteran and double amputee, Sergeant Ric Clements, who walked unaided to lay a poppy wreath in Blackpool yesterday.

Rick was seriously injured after stepping on a mine while serving with the Duke of Lancashire regiment in Helmand in 2010.

The 35-year-old ‘died’ twice on the flight home from Camp Bastion and spent months in hospital battling to recover from his injuries while learning to walk on prosthetic legs.

On Remembrance Sunday he honoured the memory of close friends and others in the military who paid with their lives while serving their country

I acted for Rick after he suffered his catastrophic injuries and have long campaigned to reduce the effect of IEDs.

We have kept in touch and I wish him all the very best for the future.

 

Hilary Meredith