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‘Courageous’ soldier Mark Ward to present FA Cup

May 14, 2011

A soldier praised for his courage in Afghanistan, which saw him awarded the Military Cross for bravery, is to present the FA Cup to the winning side.

Cpl Mark Ward was chosen to present Saturday’s prize to the winning captain because of his “inspirational leadership” as a section commander.

Cpl Mark Ward (inset) and the FA Cup during a recent tour of Afghanistan. Main picture: Lt Nick Southall RN. Crown Copyright/MOD 2011. Inset picture: BBC Online

A member of the Mercian Regiment, based in Catterick, North Yorks, he will be guest of honour at the Wembley final between Manchester City and Stoke City.

He said he was “extremely proud”.

Among those who have previously presented the trophy are Prince William, the Queen, Winston Churchill and Sir Bobby Robson.’

To read the rest of this story on the BBC News website, click HERE. To view a short video on the BFBS website, click on the image above.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 14, 2011 19:39

    Thank you, to all of you, what you do on as a day job is incredible. God bless you all x

  2. Shadowman permalink
    May 15, 2011 05:25

    An outstanding and inspired choice! Congrats to Cpl Ward!

  3. neil permalink
    May 15, 2011 14:09

    Wish Mark and his family all the best.Hope all will go well for all of you…..

  4. Colin permalink
    May 15, 2011 17:40

    Watched you on Tv son I do not know you but I felt so proud of you. Good luck to you and your mates.

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