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Nick Martin

Former Leading hand Nick Martin served in the Royal Navy until 1986. Having watched the past two Invictus Games, the 61-year-old from Plymouth felt inspired to take part: “I realised that I want to challenge myself, not as a punishment this time but as a celebration. The self-abuse that I carried out over the years needed to stop. I am now fully committed to a recovery programme to help me move forward. I’ve allowed my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder to control the way that I have seen and led my life over many years. I now see life as a blessing not a burden. I’ve changed things. I try new things. It isn’t easy to get out of the rut but I’m peering over the parapet. I am ready to live a productive, healthy life again!”