Teenager Alix Hale has been speaking on radio this week about her late father, Captain Mark Hale, upon the 10th anniversary of his death.
Alix 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 August 2009.
Capt. Hale had volunteered to join a patrol to make up the numbers. While out, an IED exploded, severely wounding one of his comrades. While trying to save him, Capt. Hale was caught in a second blast which claimed his life.
Alix, who is studying Politics at university, has been interviewed by stations including BBC Radio Solent and talkRadio 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 earlier this week to mark its 75th anniversary. Alix was among the performers, reading out a poem written by her family entitled “Forgotten Voices”.
You can hear Alix speaking to presenter Julian Clegg on BBC Radio Solent here (from 1:08:42).
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