Role: Team Member
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Home Town: Meadowview, Norfolk (Formerly Inverness)
Injury: Double leg amputee
Date of Birth: 31/03/1979
After being injured in Afghanistan, Duncan is determined to prove naysayers wrong and show that limitations are only in the mind. He also hopes to give inspiration to others in similar situations.
Dedicating his life to the R.A.F. for over a decade, Duncan was parachute qualified and worked mainly with airborne units. In July 2009 whilst serving in Afghanistan in an area called Babaji during operation ‘Panthers Claw’, an Improvised Explosive Device (I.E.D.) blew up Duncan’s vehicle. The only unbroken part of his body was his right arm. After 12 months of rehab it became clear that both legs must be amputated in order for Duncan to be able to walk pain free. ‘When I was blown up I thought that my life was to be limited, I was told by my doctor that I would never walk or run without pain again. I was determined to prove otherwise. I want to show others that amputees can do anything…to have the opportunity to help a charity that is willing to do so much is beyond words.’