Two Jaguar Land Rover employees, Pa Njie and Steve Boulton, will be making their way to Toronto as part of the UK Invictus Team which was announced by HRH Prince Harry earlier this month.
Pa, 27, who works in accounting at Gaydon, started his army career in 2008 before being deployed to Afghanistan’s Helmand Province and will be competing in athletics and sitting volleyball.
Steve, a 26-year-old production operative in Solihull is a former Lance Corporal in the Army and served two tours of Iraq as a tank driver after joining in 2007 and serving nine years including his rehabilitation.
Steven is also a veteran of the Invictus Games having competed in Orlando in wheelchair rugby where the UK Team won a bronze medal.
And having made the team again, Steven insists he wants to go even better this year.
“We managed to win the bronze medal in Orlando and we’d love to step up for a silver or even a gold,” he said.
“I have done it before but I want to do it again – winning with my family there to support me was amazing.”
Jaguar Land Rover is collecting messages of support for Pa and Steve, and other Invictus Games competitors from around the world. They will be created into a bespoke vehicle wrap and unveiled during the official Invictus Games Flag Relay tour in Canada.