When war hero Dave Watson carries the Olympic Torch he will be accompanied by Army comrades who will march in his honour.
Guardsman Dave Watson, 25, of School Lane, Bamber Bridge, who lost both legs and his right arm in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, is set to be accompanied by Scots Guards colleagues when he walks through Lancaster.
Dave’s dad Kevin, of School Lane, Bamber Bridge, has been helping to organise for two of his comrades to marched behind him dressed in the battalion’s traditional tunic, with the Scots Guards band following on.
Kevin, who is a lorry driver, said: “Hopefully he is going to have Scots Guards marching behind marching behind , I have been trying to get it sorted out.
“It certainly will be a proud day for us. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for him and we will all be very proud of him.
“He is really looking for to it himself, I am just hoping the rain keeps off.”
Dave will walk in Lancaster on Friday, setting off from Scotforth Road and walking between Brookland Avenue and Barton Road, at 2.02pm.
Kevin is not able to walk alongside his son but he said he was confident he would handle the walk.
He said: “As long as there is somebody there and I will explain that to the security people when I see them, that he has two prosthetic legs and with carrying the torch he may me a little lob-sided.
“They just need to make sure he doesn’t stumble.”
Dave spent the weekend at Headley Court having the sockets on his prosthetic legs altered before he returns home for three months.
But he also found time to take part in a daring sky dive.
Kevin said: “He did a tandem sky dive from 12,000 feet and he said he dropped 7,000 feet in 40 seconds.
“I don’t know what I thought when he told me, I certainly wouldn’t do anything like that, my feet are firmly on the ground and that is where they will be staying.”
During Dave’s three-month break from his rehabilitation at Headley Court in Surrey, he is hoping to learn to drive in his new Range Rover Sport.
The car has been specially adapted to enable him to drive. The work was carried out with cash from charity Help for Heroes.