Among the crew aboard the Sail Training Ship Lord Nelson on her maiden circumnavigation of the globe are soldiers injured fighting for their country.
It's a way of helping them recover and gives them a break from the stress of coping with their changed lives.
Among them on her visit to New Zealand is Kyle Baker who was at the centre of a dramatic medical emergency earlier in the ship's epic adventure.
Richard Jones has the last of his special reports from on board.
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