The Wounded Warriors

I AM a veteran
I AM a soldier
I AM a father
I AM a mother
I AM a husband
I AM a wife
I AM ambitious
I AM injured
I AM strong

The Invictus Games bring the story of life beyond disability, of overcoming fear and trauma, of redefining yourself. It is the story of rediscovering what it is to be a serviceman, with all the grit and discipline, confidence and spirit that this brings.

David Henson, injured in Afghanistan in 2011

Who invictus exists for

Invictus Games competitors are the men and women who have come face-to-face with the reality of making a sacrifice for their country. They are the mothers, fathers, husbands and wives who put their lives on the line and suffered life-changing injuries.

These people are the embodiment of everything the Invictus Games stands for. They have been tested and challenged, but they have not been overcome. They have proven they cannot be defeated. They have the willpower to persevere and conquer new heights.

Support for our wounded in the UK

In establishing the Defence Recovery Capability (DRC), the Ministry of Defence, in partnership with Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion, has sought to deliver coordinated and long term support for those who are wounded, injured or become sick whilst in military service. The DRC provides command and care for those with complex needs and prepares them either for a return to military duty or a supported transition to civilian life.