New date for parade to honour Corby hero James Ashworth

Lance Corporal James Ashworth, of Corby, who was killed in action in Afghanistan and has been awarded the Victoria Cross

Lance Corporal James Ashworth, of Corby, who was killed in action in Afghanistan and has been awarded the Victoria Cross

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A parade to honour Corby soldier Lance Corporal James Ashworth who was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross will now be held on Saturday, April 6.

Heavy snow meant a tribute planned for Saturday (March 23) had to be called off at the last minute.

L/Cpl Ashworth was killed on June 13 last year when his reconnaissance platoon became involved in a battle with the Taliban inside enemy-held compounds in Helmand, Afghanistan.

His Victoria Cross citation said: “He is understood to have fought against huge odds, deliberately exposing himself to enemy fire, and died from a grenade blast as he tried to protect his men.”

Corby councillor Rob McKellar has organised the parade from George Street to The Cube, in Corby town centre, starting at 12.30pm.