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Walking with the Wounded: Prince Harry joins injured veterans on Walk of Britain

Prince Harry on the walk Credit: ITV News

Prince Harry is joining injured veterans from Walking with the Wounded today as they take part in the Walk of Britain.

The Prince, who is Patron of the expedition, will walk with the ex-military personnel for a 17-mile stretch as part of their 1000 mile, 72 day expedition throughout mainland UK.

The team reached the summit of Ben Nevis on 24th August. Credit: Walking with the Wounded

The Walk of Britain involves six wounded ex-servicemen and women walking from Scotland to London.

It started on 22nd August and covers the length and breadth of the British Isles. The trek is expected to end at Buckingham Palace on 1st November.

The core team members taking part are:

Stewart Hill

Royal Welsh officer Stewart suffered a traumatic brain injury in July 2009 whilst commanding B Company, 2 MERCIAN in Afghanistan which has led to memory problems, chronic fatigue, severe tinnitus and hearing damage.

Matt Fisher

Matt sustained a gunshot wound to his left foot on Boxing Day 2009 whilst on tour in Afghanistan. He elected to have his left leg amputated a year later.

Mr Fisher says Prince Harry's profile brings a "huge amount" of interest to the Walking with the Wounded charity.

Alec Robotham

Alec Robotham, 40 Commando, Royal Marines. Credit: Walking with the Wounded

A suicide bomb attack whilst on an operation in Helmand left Alec with severe shrapnel wounds to his right leg, hearing damage and a metal plate was inserted in his left foot.

Scott Ransley

Scott was blinded in his right eye as a result of an Improvised Explosive Device that went off whilst he was clearing a bomb making factory.

He says the support from the public during the walk has been "overwhelming".

Kirstie Ennis

Kirstie Ennis, US Marine Corps. Credit: Walking with the Wounded

United States Marine Corps door-gunner Kirstie endured severe facial and oral trauma when her helicopter crashed in 2012. This resulted in a traumatic brain injury and led to major reconstruction surgery. She also damaged her spine, shoulder, left foot and suffered hearing loss.

Andrew Bement

Andrew Bement, United States Marine Corps. Credit: Walking with the Wounded

A traumatic brain injury whilst on operations with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Marines led to Andrew being diagnosed with PTSD and depression.

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