John had several military parachuting injuries in the first 12 years of his 25-year service career in the Army. Over 24 months, John has lost 26kgs in weight as his activity has increased since his last surgery, especially since he started training at his local gym through the National Exercise Referral Scheme. John’s confidence has increased; attempting more challenging activities and in August 2015 with assistance from Welsh Rowing and Llandaff Rowing Club he decided to see if it was possible for him to start rowing again. Taking part in the Invictus Games would give John the competitive opportunity to see if he can take his training to the next level and develop further. John will also be taking part in the 50m freestyle swimming event. He hopes the improvement to his confidence and independence to date, will grow further as he progresses.