A solider who suffered life-changing leg injuries during her military service told today of her race against time to secure a home.
Maurillia Simpson, who did four tours of Iraq and won gold for Great Britain at last year’s Invictus Games, urged Londoners to back the Standard’s "unique" campaign to help homeless veterans.
She now lives in a flat in the former Olympic athlete’s village after being caught up for years in bureaucracy despite needing her own place to recover from operations on her legs.
During her service, Ms Simpson, whose childhood dream was to become a soldier, ran night-time missions delivering supplies near to the frontline.
The former Lance Corporal was a radio communications specialist and driver in the Royal Logistics Corps.