Chatteris soldier playing his part at Invictus Games, which is the idea of Prince Harry

Colour Sergeant Matt Waters. Picture: CORPORAL ANDY REDDY.

Colour Sergeant Matt Waters. Picture: CORPORAL ANDY REDDY. - Credit: Corporal Andy Reddy RLC

A Fenland soldier is doing his bit to help wounded comrades who are competing at the inaugural Invictus Games.

Four hundred wounded, sick and injured personnel from 13 nations are taking part in the five day competition in London, which is the idea of Prince Harry,

Colour Sergeant Matt Watters, of Chatteris, is working behind the scenes supporting athletes and their families from all the competing nations.

The father-of-two has been in the Army for 21 years and served in Afghanistan, Iraq and Bosnia.

He said: “Sport is a massive element in promoting a soldier’s recovery, giving them a goal and something to focus on other than their injury. It provides a light at the end of the tunnel.

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“I had guys under my command who had been injured and I saw the transformation in them after they were directed into sport or adventure training.

“I’m really proud to be here at the first Invictus Games. As an international competition it is the pinnacle of sport, and shows that what we do to support injured soldiers is working and they can bounce back.

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“For soldiers who are earlier in their recovery it will be a great inspiration to see this event.”

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