Walking With The Wounded continues to champion our extraordinary wounded service personnel and highlight their determination and courage to face future challenges following injury on the battlefield, whether physical or cognitive. Their inspirational expeditions have already impacted so many and I hope they will continue to impact many more.

I am delighted to be Patron of the South Pole Allied Challenge, their latest ambitious project. Not only will this involve wounded personnel from the United Kingdom, but there will be a team from the United States and a team from the Commonwealth. This means the awareness created will be global, and will not only show the tenacity of these young men and women, but also the strong links between our Allies, off the battlefield as well as on.

The South Pole Allied Challenge 2013 promises to be a quite remarkable endeavour. I urge everyone to get behind the expedition and ‘Support the Walk’.