VIDEO: Doncaster war hero Ben Parkinson leads Remembrance

War hero Ben Parkinson used full size prosthetic legs for the first time this morning to lay a wreath at Doncaster’s Remembrance Service.

Remembrance Sunday began with a Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in Bennethorpe from 10:45am.

NDFP  Doncaster Rememberance Day Service  Bennetthope   Ben Parkinson

NDFP Doncaster Rememberance Day Service Bennetthope Ben Parkinson

This was followed by a parade to the Minster of St George, where a second service was opened to the public at 11:45am.

Hundreds of people attened to join Ben, who is Britian’s most badly injured surviving soldier, in observing the traditional two minutes silence at 11am.

Tributes were led by Mayor of Doncaster, Ros Jones and Civic Mayor, Coun Paul Wray.

Mayor Jones said it was important for everyone to pay their respects to ‘those who have made the greatest sacrifice imaginable for our freedom’.

NDFP  Doncaster Rememberance Day Service  Bennetthope    L>R Abrigael Stewart age 12, Reginald Drainer, Ben Parkinson, Logan Stewart age 7

NDFP Doncaster Rememberance Day Service Bennetthope L>R Abrigael Stewart age 12, Reginald Drainer, Ben Parkinson, Logan Stewart age 7

Coun Paul Wray added: “Remembrance services are an opportunity to commemorate the servicemen and women who have sacrificed so much in the World Wars and other conflicts.

“It is important remember fallen soldiers along with those still serving today.”

NDFP  Doncaster Rememberance Day Service  Bennetthope

NDFP Doncaster Rememberance Day Service Bennetthope