South Pole trek vet puts PIP reforms in the firing line as he joins motoring charity | DisabledGo News and Blog

One of the disabled armed service veterans who trekked to the South Pole two years ago with Prince Harry has become the new public face of the user-led charity that campaigns for the rights of disabled motorists. Duncan Slater, who has been appointed as the external affairs manager of Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK), has himself been a holder of a blue parking badge since he was seriously injured in Afghanistan six years ago. He was on patrol when the vehicle he was in struck an improvised explosive device, with the explosion throwing him 40 feet and leaving him so badly injured that his right arm was the only part of his body left unbroken. He later had a double lower leg amputation, and had prosthetic limbs fitted, and was medically discharged from the RAF. Slater said that joining DMUK six years on was not a difficult decision because of its focus on the importance of independent mobility for disabled people. After his hospital treatment six years ago, almost the only thing he was

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