Invictus Games’ stars shine at the London Lord Mayor’s Show

LMS pageant master Dominic Reid (left) and British Armed Forces team captain Dave Henson

LMS pageant master Dominic Reid (left) and British Armed Forces team captain Dave Henson - Credit: Archant

Six stars of the British Invictus Games team took centre stage on Saturday as they embarked on the Lord Mayor’s Show parade.

Team Captain Dave Henson MBE, John-James Chalmers, Paul Vice, Tony Harris, Luke Darlington and Craig Gadd took to the capital’s streets in two Jaguars and Land Rovers, all featuring bespoke Invictus Games livery.

Dave Henson MBE said: “Being able to showcase the achievements of the boys and girls of the Invictus Games team, alongside Jaguar Land Rover, at the Lord Mayor’s Show was really exciting.”

The Invictus Games is an international sports event for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women, championed by Prince Harry.

The first ever Games were held in Britain in September and saw over 400 competitors from 13 nations competing in nine different sports.

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A Pride of Britain Award was scooped up by The British Armed Forces Team for its performance during the games.

Group Captain Vicky Gosling OBE, who provided military support to the Invictus Games, said they demonstrated “the power of sport within the recovery process”.

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Jaguar Land Rover recently announced a new work placement scheme to help wounded, injured and sick former Servicemen and women find a long-term second career.

Mark Cameron, global brand experience director at Jaguar Land Rover, said: “Our work with the Games is now over but we are committed to leaving a lasting legacy.

“We want to enhance employment prospects of ex-Service personnel moving into civilian life, including those who are wounded, injured or sick. Our involvement in this year’s Lord Mayor’s Show is a way of continuing with that legacy and keeping the values of the Games alive.”

About half a million people are thought to have turned out for the annual parade at the weekend which had more than 7,000 participants.

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