In 2007, Craig, a Lance Corporal with the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment, led his men during a rooftop battle with insurgents in Basra. The 21 year-old was blinded by an exploding rocket-propelled grenade. After many months in hospital he recovered from his injuries but did not regain his sight.
Since his return home to Liverpool, Craig, or ‘Freddie’ to his army pals, has raised money for various charities, has learned to fly and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. Now a regular in the England Blind Football Team, he has become an inspiration to many.
Craig’s England Blind Football Team shirt is on display in the City Soldiers gallery, Museum of Liverpool.