A teenage charity ambassador has been interviewed on BBC Radio 5 Live about her late father on the 10th anniversary of his death.
Alix Hale was just eight years old when her father, a logistics officer serving with the 2nd Battalion The Rifles, was killed while serving in Afghanistan in 2009.
Capt. Mark Hale was the longest-serving British soldier killed in Afghanistan. He was with a patrol when an IED exploded, severely wounding a comrade. While trying to save him, Capt. Hale was caught in a second blast which claimed his life.
Alix, spoke on Radio 5 Live’s Sarah Brett Show about her memories of her father, and how her family was supported by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in the wake of his death.
The charity, a client of book PR agency Palamedes PR, organised the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’s Evening of Spoken Word event last month to mark its 75th anniversary. Alix, now studying politics at university, was among the performers, reading out a poem with her sister, Victoria, and written by her family entitled “Forgotten Voices”.
You can currently listen to the interview here (from 2:07:05).