Military personnel are being encouraged to follow in the footsteps of Aberdeen-born veteran Michael Mellon.
The 38-year-old, who was discharged from service in 2005, recently won three medals at the Invictus Games in Sydney.
Now the call is on for ex-military men and women to join Team UK for the first national games for wounded, injured and sick veterans next July.
The event, to be held in Sheffield, will include Team UK’s Trials for the next Invictus Games in May 2020.
At this year’s Invictus Games Mr Mellon, who previously lived in Aberdeen and then RAF Lossiemouth, was the only Scot in the British Team.
Participants interested in the Sheffield tournament will be able to take part in sports including athletics, wheelchair basketball, powerlifting, swimming and sitting volleyball.
Mel Waters, CEO, for Help for Heroes said: “We are extremely proud of the significant progress so many individuals and families have made on their recovery journeys through being part of Team UK.
“We are delighted that, alongside the Ministry of Defence and The Royal British Legion, we will be able to help even more individuals benefit from the power of taking part in sport in 2019.”
Antony Baines, director of operations at the Royal British Legion added: “The Legion is proud to be working with Help for Heroes and the Ministry of Defence on the 2019 Games in Sheffield.
“The event will be an example of our lifelong commitment to today’s Serving personnel, veterans and their families.
“These Games are aimed at not only those competing in sport, but their partners, parents, children and friends who support their loved ones throughout injury or illness and play an integral part in their recovery.”
To find out more, visit www.h4hweb.com/jointeamuk