‘Courageous’ soldier Mark Ward to present FA Cup
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.
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.’
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