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Amputee rowers want to prove 'life beyond injury'

The crew leader of an all amputee team, set to break a world rowing record, has said that they want to prove that there are "no limits" for people with injuries.

Crew leader, Lance Corporal Cayle Royce, one of the four-man all-amputee team set to make a world record as they cross the Atlantic unaided, said he wanted to send a message to others that there is a "life beyond injury".

We would love to send a message out to people that there is a life beyond injury, you can achieve great things if you set your mind to it.

– Lance Corporal Cayle Royce

Their Row2Recovery team is due to cross the finishing line in Antigua in the Caribbean on Thursday.


Harry launches new Games for injured troops

Prince Harry launching the Invictus Games at the Olympic Park. Credit: Georgina Brewer

Prince Harry has launched a new sporting event for injured British servicemen after being inspired by a similar event in the US.

The prince unveiled the Invictus Games alongside Boris Johnson and Defence Secretary Philip Hammond at the Olympic Park in east London.

Harry has been working to bring the event to the UK after seeing British veterans competing in the Warrior Games in the US last year.

He joked that it was "such a good idea by the Americans that it had to be stolen".

War veteran to receive final farewell after public appeal

War veteran Frederick Leach is set to be given a fitting send-off after an appeal for people to pay tribute to him at his funeral.

Mr Leach, who was 94-years-old, fought in the Second World War and was involved in especially heavy fighting in Norway. But he has no known family, leading to an appeal for people to attend his final farewell from Redcar and Cleveland Council, which had been managing his care

An appeal has been made for people to attend the funeral of World War 2 veteran Frederick Leach. Credit: Stefan Sauer/DPA/Press Association Images

The appeal comes days after hundreds of people responded to a similar call to attend the funeral of Dambusters veteran Harold Jellicoe Percival, who served as ground crew in the famous raids in May 1943. He died aged 99 after never marrying or having children.

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