The Duke of Cambridge has arrived at Tedworth House in Wiltshire at the start of his visit to officially open the new Help for Heroes Recovery Centre
Prince William and Prince Harry will officially open the first Help for Heroes recovery centre at Tedworth House
- The centre has the capacity to accommodate 50 residents, 4 families and over 150 day visitors.
- It is designed to support those wounded while serving their country to rebuild every aspect of their life, from the moment they are well enough to leave full time medical care.
Help for Heroes founder Bryn Parry told ITV's Daybreak that it will be "like welcoming part of the team back" when Prince William and Prince Harry officially open one of their four new recovery centres.
The charity is building, equipping and running four centres in Tidworth, Catterick, Colchester and Plymouth to provide ongoing support for wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans.
The Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry will visit Tedworth House in Tidworth later as they offically open the new Help for Heroes Recovery Centre.
The Princes will meet injured service personnel, veterans and their families.
Controversial TV presenter Jeremy Clarkson has decided to put aside his aversion to bicycles to lend his support to Help for Heroes.
The Top Gear front man, who once described cycles as "silly Victorian distractions", is encouraging people to get on their bikes and back the Hero Ride fundraiser.
He said: "I'd like to encourage as many of the great British public as possible to take to their bikes and fundraise in what will be a brilliant day to raise money and also celebrate our heroes."
Taking place on June 2, cyclists from all corners of the country will stage fundraising bike rides, with organisers hoping to raise more than £2 million for Help for Heroes.
A volunteer fundraiser for Help for Heroes has been charged with fraud, after allegedly depositing more than £500,000 intended for the forces' charity into his own account.
Christopher Copeland from Copplestone, Devon faces 15 counts of fraud by false representation and one offence under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
A spokeswoman for the charity said that it was working closely with the police.
"We take a firm stance whenever it appears that funds have been diverted dishonestly from the men and women whose lives we are helping to rebuild" she said.
The Race2Recovery team say they are going through their final checks before setting off on the Dakar Rally in a few hours time.
Captain Tony Harris said: "Having been part of Race2Recovery right from the beginning and having put in so much work, along with the rest of the team, it feels surreal to finally be in Lima and be hours away from revving up on the start line."
28 people make up the Race2Recovery team competing in the Dakar Rally. But the team has four rally cars competing in the event with a driver and co-driver in each vehicle.
- Captain Tony Harris was blown up by an IED in Afghanistan and his leg was amputated below the knee. He is joined by Cathy Derousseaux an experienced rally co-driver.
- Ben Gott, a rally specialist is paired with Marine Staff Sergeant Mark Zambon. In 2011 he stepped on an IED and lost both his legs.
- Justin Birchall is a civilian rally driver who has competed in British and European rally events. Corporal Tom Neathway is a triple amputee who recently carried the Olympic torch through his home town. He was injured after triggering a booby trap in Afghanistan in 2008.
- Major Matt O'Hare is a founding member of Race2Recovery and is partnered with Corporal Philip Gillespie. Gillespie's right leg was amputated below the knee and his left leg was significantly damaged after he stood on an IED in 2011.
A team of injured soldiers are making the final preparations before they attempt to become the first disabled team to complete the Dakar Rally.
The Race2Recovery team includes six British soldiers who lost limbs or suffered serious injury in Iraq or Afghanistan.
The 28 strong team will drive some 5,600 miles across three countries as they try to raise funds for Help for Heroes.