Today saw the triumphant procession of the torch relay reach Whitehall where it was carried by the Walking With The Wounded team.
Injured servicemen, Harry Parker and David Wiseman were among the torch berarers. Harry Parker, lost his legs due to an IED blast in Afghanistan and David Wiseman was shot through the chest by the Taliban.
The injured servicemen were joined by co-founders Edward Parker and Simon Daglish along with Simon’s son Felix who suffers from cerebral palsy.
“Being involved in the Torch Relay fills us with a huge sense of pride, on a personal level but even more so because we are doing so as representatives of Walking With The Wounded. For us to have carried the torch down Whitehall past the Cenotaph was very special. There are a number of wounded servicemen and women competing in the Paralympic Games making our involvement fitting” – Edward Parker, Co-Founder of Walking With The Wounded