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New centre for wounded soldiers, full report

A soldier from the Midlands who lost both his legs in an explosion in Afghanistan is one of many service men and women who are being helped to recover through a new centre.

The Battleback Centre in Lilleshall officially opened today, it offers adaptive sport and training faciliites to wounded, injured and sick members of the armed forces. Balvinder Sidhu reports.

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Battle Back Centre opened for rehabilitating service personnel

Rt Hon Mark Francois and Olympic Bronze Medallist Beth Tweddle Credit: ITV Central

The Battle Back Centre at Lilleshall in Staffordshire has been opened by Rt Hon Mark Francois and Olympic Bronze Medallist Beth Tweddle.

Servicemen using the facilities Credit: ITV Central

The centre, which is funded by the The Royal British Legion, provides sports and adventurous activities to help the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel from all three Services.

Centre of recovery for wounded service personnel opens

Beth Tweddle open the Battle Back Centre Credit: ITV Central

A centre that provides sports and adventurous activities to help the recovery of wounded service men and women has been officially opened today.

The Battle Back Centre in Lilleshall was officially opened by Olympic Bronze Medal Gymnast Beth Tweddle MBE.