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Michael Mellon

RAF veteran Michael Mellon was medically discharged in 2005 from his role as a senior aircraftman. The 38-year-old from Cardenden in Fife, Scotland, now has his sights set on the 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney as part of his ongoing recovery journey. “The training camps and events have really opened my eyes on how people in similar conditions have coped and progressed with their lives. Being around these people has helped me start to get my life back on track. “After becoming medically discharged I thought my life was over. Every day I just wished I was still in the RAF and with my friends. But I love being with the lads again - I feel like I’m accepted when I’m around them.”