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We help serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-Service men and women and their families, now and for the rest of their lives.

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Aron Shelton - beneficiary

Aron SheltonAron Shelton, 28, from Bridlington, East Yorkshire held the rank of Private in the 2nd Battalion the Mercian Regiment.

In 2007, he was badly injured by an IED when the vehicle he and his mates were travelling in hit a roadside bomb while serving in Afghanistan.

The Legion helped Aron in his recovery and assisted with compensation advice when his Disability Living Allowance was withdrawn.

You can read  more about Aron's story here.

Sapper Clive Smith - beneficiary

Sapper Clive Smith at The Battle Back Centre (Lilleshall)Double-leg amputee Sapper Clive Smith of 33 Engineer Regiment in the Army was injured in an IED incident during Operation Herrick 13 in Afghanistan in 2010.

He was part of a Royal Engineer Search Team (REST) searching for IEDs when the blast happened, and he spent five days in critical care in the UK before he was well enough to be transferred to Headley Court.

Clive was the one of the faces the Legion's 2012 Poppy Appeal and has attended courses at The Battle Back Centre (Lilleshall) which opened in November 2012.

You can read more about his story here.

Andy Reid - beneficiary

Andy ReidAndy Reid was in 3rd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment, which went to Afghanistan as battlefield casualty replacements in July 2009. It was his first deployment there, but his fifth tour in over 14 years as a soldier. He had previously been to Northern Ireland, Kosovo and Iraq.

A few months into the tour on a patrol Andy was struck down by an IED and lost his left arm and both legs.

With the help of the Legion he is on the road to recovery and was the first triple amputee to attend The Battle Back Centre (Lilleshall).

You can read more about his story here. 

Barry O'Connell - beneficiary

32 year-old Barry served in the Royal Marines for 12 years as a Physical Training Instructor. He has physically trained some of the highest ranking officers in the British Army.

Since leaving the Armed Forces in May 2011, Barry has been awarded £25,000 through the Legion's Be the Boss scheme to start up his own fitness studio in Hammersmith. You can read more about Barry's story here.

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