Thursday, December 29, 2011

Wounded Soldiers Become Scuba Instructors

Our hoods are off to Brad Hughes and Peter Wesley.

Two injured soldiers have gained diving instructor qualifications after enrolling in sub-aqua rehabilitation.

Brad Hughes and Peter Wesley have become the only recipients of the British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) open water badge through a pioneering Army scheme.

Mr Hughes, of Llandudno, Conwy, and his friend Mr Wesley, of Bury St Edmonds, Suffolk, have been praised for a "fantastic" achievement.

Both have now been discharged from the Army on medical grounds.

Mary Tetley, chief executive of the BSAC, said: "Gaining your BSAC open water instructor qualification is an achievement in itself, but to do so when battling a crippling injury which has had such a profound effect on your life is remarkable.

"I am so pleased for Brad and Peter and they are a great inspiration to all of our members."

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