Captain Anthony Harris

Having served in Northern Ireland and three times in Iraq, Captain Anthony Harris was seriously injured in May 2009 by an IED in Afghanistan. He is one of the founding members of Race2Recovery and Row2Recovery. 

Tony recently took part in the Invictus Games winning Gold in the sitting Volley Ball.


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Captain Anthony Harris started Sandhurst in September 2001, two days before the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He commissioned into the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers in August 2002, aged 21.

After two tours of Belfast he was deployed immediately to Basra in April 2005 during a time of particular unrest.

In April 2009 Anthony was deployed with 2 Rifles in Sangin, Helmand Province, Afghanistan. On 21st May that year, two weeks after his wife gave birth to their second child, Anthony's vehicle drove over an improvised explosive device (IED). The blast shattered both his feet and threw him 20 meters from the vehicle.

After 10 months of continual surgery to try and rescue his feet, Anthony made the decision to have his left leg amputated below the knee.

Having made the decision to leave the army, Anthony concentrated his time and energy on rallying and set up a unique team called "Race2Recovery". The team have set their sights on competing in the hardest endurance motorsport sport event in the world - the Dakar Rally in January 2013. Such is the exceptional work of this team, they were featured on the BBC motor programme 'Top Gear' in July 2011.

To date the team have raised over £115,000 for Help for Heroes and the Tedworth House Concept.

Anthony's achievements do not stop here. He established the now nationally recognised 'Row2Recovery' which raised over £1million for Help for Heroes after 6 severely injured servicemen rowed across the Atlantic in January 2012.

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