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Injured serviceman in GB team at sports event

The RAF athletes who'll be going for gold in the Invictus Games next month as part of the Great Britain team are from left: Stuart Robinson, Leigh Bland, Mike Goody, Darren Kamara, Carl Harding and Annie Devine. The team is made up of veterans and personnel from each of the three Services.

The RAF athletes who'll be going for gold in the Invictus Games next month as part of the Great Britain team are from left: Stuart Robinson, Leigh Bland, Mike Goody, Darren Kamara, Carl Harding and Annie Devine. The team is made up of veterans and personnel from each of the three Services.

A brave RAF serviceman from Morecambe who was horrifically injured in an explosion in Afghanistan is representing Great Britain in the Invictus Games next month.

Stuart Robinson, 32, of Morecambe Road, who lost both legs, will join more than 400 competitors from 14 nations to take part in the international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women.

Stuart will be in the wheelchair rugby team and may even get to compete with Prince Harry, who is championing the event.

Stuart, who is still undergoing rehabilitation, said: “I was due to have surgery this summer but when we came back from holiday, there was no news.

“I sent an email regarding the games and went down to Leicester for two days for trials.

“There are lots of tactics and it was a case of getting my fitness up but I managed to pick it up.

“We were told officially two days before the launch but it was still a surprise.

“We are going down on September 7 for a few days training before the games start on September 10 until September 14. I’m very impatient at the moment and just waiting to get cracking. Taking part is something to be proud of and we still get a competitor’s medal for taking part even if we don’t win gold, silver or bronze.”

Stuart’s wife Amy 33, and their son George, five, will be accompanying him to the games. Stuart, along with other injured servicemen, was nominated in The Sun’s Millie Awards in 2013.

The Invictus Games will be televised on BBC1.

 

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