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Spencer Bull

Spencer Bull

Spencer served as an officer for 29 years in the Army where he completed several tours of Northern Ireland, Bosnia and Kuwait. Tragedy struck in 2005 when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and by 2011 Spencer was struggling to walk.

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Dave Anderson

Dave Anderson

Being part of the forces family again and getting involved with the Invictus Games process has provided former RAF Junior Technician David Anderson the “get up and go” to achieve his goals for both himself and his family.

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Rachel Williamson

Rachel Williamson

After a life-changing injury knocked her confidence, RAF veteran Rachel Williamson almost gave up on fitness forever. Having rediscovered her passion, relearning how to live without mobility in one arm, she set personal milestones as part of her sports recovery journey.

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Julian 'Jules' Allen

Julian 'Jules' Allen

Jules was 18 when he went on his first operational tour, but his career was cut short due to a back injury and undiagnosed PTSD. It got so bad he even attempted suicide. Jules is now competing at the Invictus Games and said his sports recovery journey has saved his life.

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David Cruickshanks Falklands War anniversary story

David Cruickshanks Falklands War anniversary story

David was 17 when he set sail on HMS Fearless for the Falklands War. Under constant attack from the Argentinian air force and having to carry out dangerous night missions, David made memories that would last him a lifetime.

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Sue Warner Falklands War story

Sue Warner Falklands War story

Sue was 23 when she travelled to the Falklands War to serve as a Royal Navy nurse on the hospital ship the SS Uganda. She treated many badly wounded young British and Argentinian men.

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Clare Keating

Clare Keating

Clare the winner. Clare the athlete. Clare the competitor. That is how former Senior Aircraftsman Clare, 41, from Poole, wants to be perceived. Not just as a wife, mother, cook, cleaner, or as someone who will be completely blind in five to 10 years’ time.

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Gary Callier

Gary Callier

Former Lance Corporal Gary Callier started off his Invictus journey isolated from his family and friends and life but the games have given him something to work towards, a focus and a goal to reach.

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Anthony Young

Anthony Young

Former British Army veteran Antony Young has worked hard to transition into civilian life and can’t wait to get out to The Hague to represent Team UK at the Invictus Games.

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David Wilkinson

David Wilkinson

The Invictus programme has enabled David Wilkinson to build his confidence and also support those in a similar situation.

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Daniel Phillips

Daniel Phillips

"I've been quite taken back by the number of people calling me and my story inspiring and of the Invictus athletes at the trials in Sheffield that said I had inspired them to be there"

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Daniel O'Connor

Daniel O'Connor

Inspired and motivated by his recent participation at the Invictus UK Trials, Daniel is passionate to seize the opportunity to represent Team UK

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