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Jon-Allan Butterworth

Jon-Allan Butterworth

Jon-Allan, former member of the RAF turned Paralympic cyclist and television star, now has a flourishing cycling career despite being medically discharged.

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Stuart Robinson

Stuart Robinson

A former Corporal, Stuart served in the RAF until February 2016. He is a bilateral amputee. He competed at the 2014 and 2016 Invictus Games and is part of the GB Development Squad. 

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Phil Eaglesham Elite Military Athlete

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Nick Beighton

Nick Beighton

A former Captain in the Army, Nick was injured in 2009 after stepping on an IED while serving in Afghanistan, which resulted in him losing both of his legs.

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Micky Yule

Micky Yule

On 1 July 2010, Staff Sergeant Micky Yule was serving with The Royal Engineers in Afghanistan when he stepped on an IED. Micky immediately lost his left leg and received significant injuries to his right hand and right leg. Once safe at Camp Bastion, Micky’s right leg was removed.

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Joe Townsend Elite Military Athlete

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Jo Butterfield Elite Military Athlete

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JJ Chalmers Elite Military Athlete

JJ was injured by an IED in Afghanistan. Help for Heroes have supported JJ by granting him the money to buy a bike to take part in the Invictus Games.

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Dave Henson

Dave Henson

Military Paralympian Dave Henson joined the Army in 2008, serving with the Royal Engineers. In February 2011 he was deployed to Afghanistan and on a “normal day on operations” he stood on an IED, losing both his legs. Dave competed in the 2012 and 2013 Warrior Games. Having tried a number of adaptive sports including cycling, volleyball and wheelchair basketball, Dave discovered a passion and skill for athletics.

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Jaco Van Gass

Jaco Van Gass

Army veteran Jaco had his left arm amputated above the elbow and has loss of muscle and tissue to his left thigh.

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