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Meet some of the UK team taking part in the 2016 Invictus Games

Prince Harry with some of the 110-strong UK team for the 2016 Invictus Games. Credit: Pool

A team of 110 veterans and serving men and women has been selected to represent the UK at this year's Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida.

Meet some members of the team:

  • UK team captain David Wiseman
David Wiseman (l) will be captain of the UK's 2016 Invictus Games team. Credit: Pool

David Wiseman was shot in the chest whilst conducting a patrol in Afghanistan that came into contact with the Taliban. The bullet ricocheted around before coming to rest in his right lung, where it still is to this day.

In 2012 he was also diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

He competed in the swimming events at the 2014 Invictus Games, winning two Gold and two silver medals.

For the first time ever, I've joined a swimming club and regularly train with the York City Baths Club, Masters Squad.

– David Wiseman

He says he is truly honoured to serve the team as UK Team Captain.

  • Michael Westwell
Michael Westwell was injured while serving in Afghanistan. Credit: HelpforHeroes

Michael, a former Aircrew Sergeant in the RAF, was injured while serving in Afghanistan.

He suffered the prolapse of two discs in his neck which caused severe pain, temporary paralysis of his left arm and muscle wastage of the upper body.

I firmly believe in a 'strong head, strong body' philosophy. The sense of achievement that I gain from taking part individually and as part of a team makes life worth living.

Seeing and motivating others to physically and mentally challenge themselves, and come out feeling better as a person, is what drives me on when it starts to get tough."

– Michael Westwell
  • Paul Vice
Paul Vice suffered a brain injury while serving with the Royal Marines. Credit: Andrew Matthews / PA Wire/PA Images

A former Royal Marines Corporal, Paul Vice has paralysis of the right arm and weakness in his right leg after suffering a brain injury.

He also has a below-knee amputation.

I still haven't found my limits yet and as I now have a bit more experience on my prosthetic I hope to vastly improve my performances from the Warrior Games last year.

– Paul Vice
  • Stuart Robinson
Stuart Robinson was serving with the Royal Air Force when he was severely injured. Credit: HelpforHeroes

Stuart served in the Royal Air Force.

In 2013 he was involved in an Improvised Explosive Device incident which resulted in bi-lateral amputation of both of his legs. He also has a nerve injury to his shoulder a plate in his forearm.

He competes in Wheelchair Rugby and says sport has played a huge part in his rehabilitation.

When I originally attended the 2014 Invictus Games trials, I was lacking in self confidence in my ability within the sporting field and struggling to come to terms with the life changing injuries I had sustained only 18 months prior.

Having the 2016 games to aim towards has given me purpose, drive and determination to overcome adversity.

– Stuart Robinson
  • Caroline Buckle

Army veteran Caroline Buckle suffers from anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder.

She also has a physical injury to her lower left leg and foot which has caused loss of feeling and reduced mobility.

Caroline has found that sport enables her to cope with mood swings which occur because of her injuries.

  • Rob Cromey-Hawke
Rob Cromey-Hawke took part in the 2014 Invictus Games and won two Gold medals Credit: HelpforHeroes

Rob was injured during his second tour of Afghanistan in 2012 after the vehicle he was travelling in drove over an Improvised Explosive Device.

He sustained a traumatic brain injury, back and spinal injuries and hearing loss. He now suffers from memory and concentration problems, balance and dizziness issues, numbness in his feet and loss of power in his arms and legs, as well as chronic back pain.

He competed in the 2014 Invictus Games and won two Gold medals. He said it helped him to achieve remarkable things in both his professional and personal life, including a successful transition out of the Army.