Wednesday, 24 August 2011

One of Harry's heroes

Captain Martin Freeman pulling a pulk [copyright BBC]

If you had chance to watch the first episode of Harry's Arctic Heroes, then you may be interested in visiting the BBC blog to find out more information about the programme.

In the latest post, Captain Martin Hewitt writes about his experiences and what it meant to be part of the challenge, while recovering from his injuries.  Its a great way to learn more about the personal stories behind those who took part in the challenge - from training to facing the terrain of the North Pole. Be inspired.

"If I could achieve that in the most inhospitable environment on the planet, it would signify overcoming the additional challenges my disability have presented me." Captain Martin Hewitt

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

'Harry's Arctic Heroes' starts tonight

A new four part series begins tonight on BBC One, following the course of four wounded Afghanistan veterans on an trek to the arctic circle.

Joined by Prince Harry and a BBC crew - Harry's Arctic Heroes - charts their journey in the first unsupported attempt to reach the North Pole by wounded Servicemen. From training to their journey into the arctic circle, the series follows them on an expedition that would challenge an able-bodied explorer . . .

Friday, 5 August 2011

A sense of community

Have you ever visited the ‘Veterans Community’ area of our website?

Here you can find information on a variety of topics affecting veterans and their families.You can also keep up to date with the latest news on veterans issues, access discounts and special offers from lots of different organisations or find out about the social side of the veterans community with information on Armed Forces Day, veterans events across the UK, tracing comrades and even how to appear on TV. 

On a more poignant note, our ‘Remembrance’section host details on the important ways in which the country remembers those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. 

So, why not find out more and take a look today.

If you have some information you want to share with the veterans community then send it to us for consideration.