Scott Ransley

Regiment: Royal Marines
Home Town: Ripponden, West Yorkshire
Injury: Blind in right eye in IED blast whilst clearing an IED factory.
Age: 26

Scott joined the Royal Marines in 2008, serving with 42 Commando Lima Company on operation Herrick 14 in 2011 in Nadi Ali Helmand, Afghanistan.

On Herrick 14 Scott was involved in an incident whilst dismantling an IED making facility. Scott was close to an IED which was detonated by a close friend of his who sadly died in the incident. The explosion resulted in Scott losing the sight of his right eye.

After being injured Scott was then posted to Hasler Company Royal Marines for rehabilitation. Scott was discharged in 2012.

“I am very happy about being selected for the Walking With The Wounded Walk of Britain. This will be the first big challenge I have undertaken since leaving the Royal Marines. Since leaving in 2012 it has been hard to fill the void in my life which was left – the camaraderie, the constant focus and the daily challenges. I jumped at the chance to be involved with WWTW, and want to bring attention to the work the charity does and of course, to other wounded who face the same challenges.”

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