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Mother of young Warrington soldier killed in Afghanistan leads parade supporting veterans

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VIDEO: VETERANS and their supporters joined the mother of a young Warrington soldier killed in Afghanistan for a special parade through town urging people to show their support for troops and veterans she feels have been let down by the Government.

Lisa Billing, whose son 20-year-old Daniel Wade was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2012, organised the parade “Warrington Behind Our Veterans, which set off from Warrington town hall, walking down Sankey Street and down Bridge Street.

They were joined by a convoy of bikers who followed an alternative route to meet at the bottom of bridge Street.Lisa organised the event, inspired by her son Daniel, a former Sir Thomas Boteler CE High School pupil, who was one of six British soldiers killed by a massive Taliban bomb in Afghanistan in March 2012.

Private Wade and the five other soldiers had been on a security patrol in a Warrior armoured fighting vehicle when it was caught in an explosion in the Kandahar province.

Lisa said: ” This is for all the soldiers that have been let down by the government, my son being one of them.

“What is happening to the Northern Ireland veterans is very much the same.“They have been let down and abandoned by their employer.

“They served queen and country and and yet this is how they are repaid in their later years.”

As well as supporting the veterans let down by the government Lisa is supporting a charity set up to help those suffering from PTSD.

Any one interested in supporting the group is invited to join the facebook group Warrington Behind Our Veterans.

The veterans and their supporters at Warrington Town Hall

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