TWO of the soldiers whose experiences inspired Kajaki: The True Story were present for a charity screening of the film.

Stu Pearson QGM and Alex Craig attended the showing, which was organised by veterans’ organisation Stoll, and took time to speak to residents, Chelsea Pensioners and other members of the military community.

Proceeds from the screening will go to support the work done at Stoll in supporting the Servicemen and women who live at the charity’s premises

The film depicts a 2006 incident during the Afghanistan war when one member of a three-man patrol detonated a landmine at Kajaki Dam.

His fellow soldiers rushed to his rescue but the group, mostly made up of members from the 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment and supporting medics, found itself trapped in an unmarked minefield, a relic of the Russian invasion of the 1980s.

Sadly, the group’s leader, Corporal Mark Wright, lost his life and was posthumously awarded the George Cross.

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