Hull war hero drops into Alderson House on D Day
The residents at Alderson House care home on Linnaeus St in #Hull welcomed war veteran Chris Ashton who was injured whilst serving in Iraq in 2006.
Chris was a radio operator with the Royal Logistics Corp attached to The Black Watch.
Poignantly Chris talked about his time on the frontline and his comrades.
Chris lost the ability to walk after being hit by a grenade. The grenade hit his helmet and face at a speed of 1,500mph, blinding him in one eye.
His injuries also affected his ability to talk, and he underwent life-changing surgery.
He recently completed his third 10k race and is a patron of Hull 4 Heroes (https://hull4heroes.org.uk/the-team/ ).
He told the residents about his long journey and the many weeks of rehabilitation and other operations.
The residents listened in awe of the injuries, the treatment and all the organisations and speeches he has been involved with to raise awareness to veterans across the UK.
He is pictured with residents, staff and Activity Coordinator Louise, who organised the visit. Louise dressed as a land-girl in honour of DDay.
Alderson House is owned and operated by Burlington Care Ltd www.burlingtoncare.com