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Latest news from Blesma, The Limbless Veterans


  • Row2Recovery

    7 January 2014

    If you haven't already, check out the blog of the Row2Recovery team who are currently over half way across the Atlantic! The crew is made up of four: Captain Mark Jenkins and Captain James Kayll and Blesma Members Lance Corporal Cayle Royce and Corporal Scott Blaney. The crew have been taking it in turns to write blog posts throughout their journey, and we will be featuring some here on our own Blesma Blog. If you want to read more abou

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  • Peter Newlove - obituary

    4 January 2014

    Peter Newlove joined the Northamptonshire Regiment in 1943 and later transferred to the Green Howards. He was discharged in 1944 after being wounded at the Battle of Anzio in Italy. His injury led to the amputation of his right arm in 1949 in Scotland, where he met and married his wife, Rose. Peter and Rose had three sons and a daughter, and Peter worked for many years for British Aluminium and, later, Tarmac. Peter was an active Member of Blesma from 1968 in the Stirling and, later, Glasgow Branches. He was Minute Secretary from 1992 until 2010, all in longhand. He was Bran

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  • Blesma Members embark on Walking With The Wounded challenge

    23 November 2013

    Four Blesma Members have set off today on a challenge to reach the South Pole in the Walking With The Wounded South Pole Allied Challenge.   Kate Philp, Guy Disney, Ibrar Ali and Duncan Slater are part of Team Glenfiddich and will be taking on Team US and Team Commonwealth in a race to the South Pole.    The race will cover 335km in 16 days with temperatures as low as -35°c and constant winds. Members of all teams have sustained injuries while serving their countries, making this no ordinary South Pole expedition!    Everyone here at Blesma wi

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  • Thackray Medical Museum

    19 November 2013

    We have a great opportunity for Blesma Members to have a say in a new exhibition at the Thackray Medical Museum in Leeds that is due to open in August 2014 to coincide with the centenary of the First World War. The exhibition will focus on the medical responses to, and advances from, injuries sustained in military service - mainly hearing loss, PTSD and limb loss. The museum would like to make contact with veterans who have lost a limb through military service to help them with both the content and the design of t

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