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  • Blesma Members win Pride of Britain Award for inspirational performance at the Invictus Games

    Invictus Games
    7 October 2014

    The British Invictus team will be recognised at the Pride of Britain Awards 2014, for inspiring people to better themselves, no matter what. Across five days this summer, former and current members of our armed forces came together in London for a sporting event like no other. Championed by Prince Harry, the Games captured the imagination of the country as more than 400 competitors from 13 nations demonstrated their incredible determination and strength. Using the power of sport, the Games were c

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  • Blesma diary – Belgium Bike Ride 2014

    Blesma diary
    1 October 2014

    Written by Ian Jones, Prosthetist 31 August 2014   With the Members having arrived the day before, the vans were loaded and with our OCD leader at the front.  We boarded the ferry to Calais on an early crossing just as the clouds parted and sun shone down onto the White Cliffs, all looking very pleasant. We reunited in France and formed our little convoy heading to Brussels, arriving safely at the hotel after negotiating the bizarre road network.  1 August 2014 After an hour’s drive we arrived at the first drop off point. With all bikes and ri

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  • As The Crow Flies

    Beeline Britain
    30 September 2014

    In June the Beeline Britain team completed the first ever straight-line journey from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a total of 1,100km. Now you have the chance to watch the team take on the journey in the feature-length documentary 'As The Crow Flies'. The documentary had its premiere at the Kendal Mountain Film Festival, where it won the People's Choice Award. The London premiere followed at the Royal Geographical Society on Friday 28th November 2014. Th

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  • Invictus Games

    Invictus Games
    15 September 2014

    The first Invictus Games came to an end with a star-studded line-up for the Closing Ceremony. The games have featured more than 400 competitors – both serving military personnel and veterans – across nine disciplines. Teams have travelled from the USA, Afghanistan, New Zealand and across Europe to take part. It was fantastic to see Members doing so well in so many events. The mix of nations, generations and sports made the Invictus Games a great success. We know how much the athletes gained from the Games. Thank you Prince Harry. Barry Le Grys,

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