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  • Blesma Member becomes first veteran to receive 3D-Printed 'Hero Arm'

    Darren Fuller
    17 February 2020

    On Wednesday 29th of January Blesma Member Darren Fuller became the first veteran to receive a ‘Hero arm’; the world's first clinically approved 3D-printed bionic arm. Designed by Open Bionics, the Hero Arm is a lightweight and affordable myoelectric prosthesis, with a wide range of grip styles. It’s functions range from pinch grips to thumbs up and everything in between. It is available now in the USA, UK and France for below-elbow amputee adults and children aged eight and above. Blesma's in-house prosthetics expert, Brian C

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  • Waterloo Uncovered

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    13 February 2020

    Waterloo Uncovered, is a registered UK charity which was founded in 2015. Established the same year as the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo, it’s aims are to conduct the first ever major archaeological excavation of the Waterloo Battlefield, and to provide support to the veteran and serving military communities. They are looking for a number of Veteran and Serving Military Personnel (VSMP) to take part in their annual VSMP Programme. The

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  • 97-year-old veteran given top french military medal

    Reg Webb
    12 February 2020

    A WWII veteran who was unable to leave his home for five years until Blesma came to his rescue has received France’s highest order of merit; the Legion d’Honneur. Reginald Webb joined the King’s Royal Rifle Corps in 1942 after his family home was bombed in the war. He saw action two years later, landing on the beaches of Normandy in the days after D-Day. His first task was to help protect Arromanches, where troops and supplies would off-load. “The Germans were trying to take the harbour away from us. By the time heavy Infantry arrived we had lost most of the company. We only

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  • Stuart Robinson has gone from beginner to winner in one of the toughest sports around

    Stu Robinson
    12 February 2020

    Stuart Robinson's been killing it at Invictus, club and Team GB level since he tried 'Murderball' for the first time Five years ago. His next target? The Paralympic Games in 2020... Stuart Robinson’s first experience of wheelchair rugby – a sport that has been nicknamed ‘murderball’ because of its intense collisions– was much more full-on than he was expecting. The former RAF Gunner, who completed four tours of both Iraq and Afghanistan, was looking for an activity to get involved in after being severely injured by an IED on operations in 2

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