Brenda Hale, our Charity Ambassador, is now a published author! ‘’I Married a Soldier’ follows Brenda’s experience of losing her husband, Captain Mark Hale, whilst he was serving with 2 RIFLES in Afghanistan on the 13th August 2009.
Mark’s unit had been providing security for a meeting of local leaders in Sangin and searching a mosque for ammunition, when a soldier triggered an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). A second explosion followed and Captain Hale was injured as he tried to help the casualties. He later died of his injuries at Camp Bastion. He was the longest serving soldier to be killed in action during the Afghanistan conflict.