“After leaving the Royal Marines, I spent a little bit of time wobbling and adrift. I wanted to be in the Marines forever.
Then the injury came and that meant that I had to leave. That hit me really hard – I lost the brotherhood and family that I always thought I would have. It was a pretty dark time.
At Turn to Starboard, everyone becomes a team and people get to know each other very quickly. That is what forces life is like when you’re there. You might move to a new section, troop or unit and you instantly have to bond with each other. On a boat you to do the same and you have be there to back each other up and be strong for each other.
It is vital that charities keep supporting Turn to Starboard. Without the backing of the RNRMC and the other charities involved we wouldn’t be here. I went through the programme and watching other people go through it and to see that smile on their faces is massive.”