Cassidy Little Afghanistan

'Being Blown Up Changed How I View Remembrance'

Cassidy Little Afghanistan

Cassidy Little, a former Royal Marine medic who lost a leg while serving in Afghanistan, has been reflecting on key moments of remembrance in his life.

This time of the year offers civilians, veterans and serving personnel a chance to meditate on the nature of remembrance, sacrifice and duty, while remembering the sacrifices of those in the Armed Forces.

In the poignant interview below Cassidy speaks eloquently about revisiting Headley Court, where he received rehabilitation treatment for his injuries, as well as the first Remembrance Sunday after he was blown up.

"You know what the worst thing about Zero Dark Thirty is..? We'll never be able to do that again."

If you'd like to hear more from Cassidy Little you can listen to the feature-length podcast Cassidy Little: Coming Home below.

In this exclusive radio programme, People's Strictly winner Cassidy Little tells us about life as a Royal Marine on the frontline, the resilience of those in Headley Court rehabilitation centre and the sacrifices made by those who serve.

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