Jaco van Gass is a soldier with the First Para's. He was blown up in Helmand Province and severely wounded, losing his left arm, part of his left leg and sustaining severe internal injuries. Despite his wounds he fought back (long story and much indebtedness to Headly Court Miltary Hospital) and successfully applied to be one of the wounded soldiers to walk to the North Pole, accompanied part of the way by Prince Harry. He is now in training to climb Everest next year with other disabled soldiers. All this he does for the charity 'Walking with the Wounded'. He is dedicating himself totally to his less fortunate comrades with no thought for his own discomfort or well being. This young man is a true hero and a superb role model. I urge you, please, to give this young man the chance to carry the flame.