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Former Lanark soldier supports his ex-comrades

Return to duty...after 16 years, Simon marches on for his comrades (Pic Lindsay Addison)

Return to duty...after 16 years, Simon marches on for his comrades (Pic Lindsay Addison)

 

AFTER witnessing horrors that would snap most minds, Simon Lister walked away from the forces to find a new, peaceful life in Lanark.

Among his comrades, he was one of the lucky ones.

Now, the hard-as-nails ex-Guards lance-sergeant, who was earmarked for the super-tough SAS, is showing that, apart from his Carluke partner Candice and their little daughter, he has at least one VERY soft and vulnerable spot – for the mates who fought beside him but who couldn’t cope once the shooting and killing stopped.

He will ‘yomp’, Falklands-style, from Edinburgh Castle to Glasgow City Chambers on Armed Forces Day, June 28.

Simon aims to raise £1000 in sponsorship and has a Just Giving page via the link Simonlister 1.

He said: “It’s been 16 years since I did any serious marching and I like a smoke and a beer. I just hope I make it.”

After even just a brief chat with Simon Lister, you’d bet your house that he WILL!

For the full interview, pick up a copy of this week’s Carluke and Lanark Gazette which is out now.

 

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