Yesterday, Kit Malthouse MP met some of Britain’s wounded warriors at the Invictus Games Welcome Home Reception at the Houses of Parliament.
The Invictus Games are an international Paralympic-style multi-sport event, created by Prince Harry. Wounded and injured armed services personnel and their associated veterans take part in sports including wheelchair basketball, sitting volleyball, and indoor rowing. This year veterans from 15 different countries took part in the Games which were held in the United States.
Speaking after the event, Kit said “The Invictus Games and the massive support that people around the world have shown shows how proud we are of injured men and women from our Armed Forces. I always say that ‘our duty to them begins when theirs’ to us ends’, but the Games are not about that. These guys are not looking for pity. They’re showing they’re determined to compete.”
The British team enjoyed a successful games and managed an excellent medal haul with 131 medals: 49 of them Gold, 46 Silver and 36 Bronze.