Wounded fight heroes to race 200mph Jaguar F-Type for Invictus Games Racing in British GT season

Basil Rawlinson

South African-born Basil Rawlinson assimilated the 2nd Battalion Parachute Regiment in 2009, before portion on an operational debate of Afghanistan between 2010-2011.

A Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and several degenerative discs in his back saw him placed on medical leave before being entirely liberated in Aug 2014.

He now lives in Leamington Spa having cumulative an engineering role at Jaguar Land Rover.

He said: “I am many looking brazen to the disturb of foe and the event to be partial of a parsimonious group – both things that were constituent during my time in the Parachute Regiment.

Ben Norfolk
Ben Norfolk, who lives in Hampshire, served on several operational tours to Iraq and Afghanistan as a Royal Airforce Sergeant. In 2008, he assisted with a mixed misadventure liberation at Camp Bastion.

The unfortunate scenes that Ben witnessed that day reshaped his life. The events culminated in formidable post-traumatic highlight commotion (C-PTSD), stress and depression.

He was medically liberated from the RAF in Nov 2017. Ben said: “Racing has been a passion of cave for over 20 years and British GT is a genuine step-up from the grassroots motorsport we am used to.”

Paul Vice

By 2011 Royal Marines Commando Paul Vice MC was on his fourth debate of Afghanistan. On foot unit in Helmand Province, he stepped on a   Improvised Explosive Device (IED) which detonated.

He suffered a dire brain damage ensuing in stoppage of his right arm. More than 400 pieces of shrapnel were private from his physique by surgeons before a below-knee amputation followed.

Undeterred, Paul, who now lives in Exeter, went on to turn the many successful male contestant at the 2016 Invictus Games winning 7 medals, including two golds.

He said: “I can’t wait to see what the next year will bring. Joy, smiles, laughter, pain or tears – we am ready.”

Steve McCulley
In 2011, fourteen years after first joining the Royal Marines, Major Steve McCulley was scarcely killed by an IED while heading 175 Royal Marines in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

Miraculously, he survived. However, the following injuries were so critical that he lay in a coma for 3 weeks.

A tiresome two-year earthy reconstruction programme followed but his military career was over.

Steve, who lives in Portsmouth, was helped by his reconstruction by his long-held adore of motorsport.

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