Knitted union jack flag for Rifleman William Aldridge


The family of one the youngest soldiers killed in Afghanistan has unveiled a giant knitted union jack flag in his memory.

Rifleman William Aldridge's aunt, Ali, started knitting the squares but made a worldwide appeal for more and about 1,000 arrived.

Her nephew was injured in an explosion in Sangin, Helmand Province, and then killed in a second blast as he tried to rescue his comrades last July.

He was one of the youngest soldiers in Afghanistan.

His family unveiled the flag - measuring 13ft by 9ft containing 736 squares - at his former school in Herefordshire.

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