A former soldier from Zimbabwe, who signed up to the British Army in 2000, Bruce served in conflict zones including Kosovo and Iraq and spent time with his battalion in Paderborn, Germany, and Tidworth in Salisbury. Nerve damage and a series of injuries to his feet caused complications which resulted in Bruce having below the knee amputations of his legs in 2013 and 2015. Following his medical discharge from the Royal Regiment of Wales, who he served with for 16 years, Bruce Falkenberg, 41, settled in Maesteg, near Bridgend.
He now has a “can do” attitude thanks to being part of Team UK. He said: “I have seen myself move from a place of not being good enough to a whole new place where I feel that the doors have opened for me both mentally and physically. The whole experience will have left its mark on me and I will be a better person all round. No man is an island, and this experience will serve to help me make new friendships, ignite a good team spirit where I can and reap the rewards of networking and team working to enhance my road to recovery and rehabilitation.”