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26 Apr 12. A team of British Servicemen and women will fly out to the United States to take part as special guests in the Warrior Games, supported and funded by the UK charity Help for Heroes (H4H). The Warrior Games, an annual event hosted by the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), kicks off next week. It will see wounded, injured and sick Service personnel and veterans compete in seven Paralympic sporting events from April 30 – May 5. More than 200 people will take part in the 2012 Warrior Games and our UK squad of 21 will compete in five sports – archery, cycling, swimming, track & field and sitting volleyball. Following the games, Prince Harry will attend a reception on May 7 at the British Ambassador’s residence in Washington to meet members of the British and American Warrior Games teams. Athletes from across the Armed Forces, as well as staff from Personnel Recovery Centres and Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court are among those flying out to the United States. The wounded personnel who will be taking part in the games include Private Pa Njie, Private Thomas Lawlor, Captain Simon Maxwell, Sergeant Colin Hamilton, Captain David Henson, Corporal Karl Hubberstey, Trooper Corie Mapp, Guardsman Apisalome Matiyavi, Miss Samantha Bowen, Lance Corporal Maurillia Simpson, Private Declan Hill, Corporal Claire Edwards and Private Scott Meenagh.

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