Can the Legion help you? Sapper Clive Smith 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. During April 2012, Sapper Smith spent a week involved in adaptive sports and adventure training at the Battle Back Centre, Lilleshall for the recovery of wounded, injured and sick service personnel where he found activities such as wheelchair basketball, rock climbing and bowling incredibly beneficial in aiding his recovery. "The ongoing support I've received from Battle Back Centre staff and others over the course of my recovery has been invaluable. Taking part in activities like wheelchair basketball, rock climbing and bowling was great fun and really encouraged me to focus on what I could do as opposed to what I couldn't do after injury. This positive outlook has really helped in all parts of my life. "It's humbling to know that the centre has been created because of the public's generous support of the Legion, and the Poppy Appeal in particular. Without it, the Legion would not be able to help guys like me, as well as people who have left Service and their families. I'm glad to be giving my support to the charity by being at the launch and also being in the Poppy Appeal poster campaign." It's really helped me get back on track. That's down to the public's generosity through things like the Poppy Appeal and it's a great honour to be involved with it. Sapper Smith lives in the Midlands. He appears in the Legion's 2012 Poppy Appeal poster campaign, and helped launch the national Poppy Appeal on 24 October in Trafalgar Square, London. More information about the Legion's Battle Back Centre can be found here. The Legion is also funding research into blast injury to try to lower the number of IED casualties.