Prince Harry's South Pole challenge: read about the injured soldiers who will be joining him
13 NOVEMBER 2013
Kensington Palace has released details of the soldiers who will be joining Prince Harry on the Walking with the Wounded South Pole Allied challenge.
The three seven-man teams from the UK, Commonwealth and USA – each with four wounded team members – will depart London for Cape Town on Sunday 17th November. Actors Alexander Skarsgard and Dominic West will also be taking part.
The teams are:
Team UK (Team Glenfiddich)
1. Captain Guy Disney (Light Dragoons): Right leg amputee below the knee 2. Major Kate Philp (Royal Artillery): Left leg amputee below the knee 3. Captain Ibrar Ali (Yorkshire Regiment): Right arm amputee below the elbow 4. Sergeant Duncan Slater (RAF Regiment): Double leg amputee below the knee 5. Conrad Dickinson (Team Guide) 6. Richard Eyre (Team Mentor) 7. Prince Harry (Patron, Walking With The Wounded).
Team Commonwealth (Team Soldier On)
1. MCpl Chris Downey (Canadian Army): Burns, loss of right eye and internal injuries 2. LCpl Alexandre Beaudin d'Anjou (Canadian Army): Paraesthesia, chronic back pain and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 3. Cpl Heath Jamieson (Australian Army): Gunshot wound through the neck 4. Sgt Seamus Donaghue (Australian Army): Gunshot wound through his thigh 5. Eric Philips (Team Guide) 6. Simon Dalglish (Team Mentor and Co-Founder of Walking With The Wounded) 7. Dominic West (Team Ambassador)
Team USA (Team Noom Coach)
1. Captain Ivan Castro (USSOCOM): Blindness 2. Captain Therese Frentz (USAF): Burns, internal injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 3. Sgt Margaux Mange (US Army): Bells Palsy, Trigeminal, Occipital Neuralgia and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 4. Captain Mark Wise (US Army): Partial hand/forearm amputation, facial rebuild, burns 5. Inge Solheim (Team Guide) 6. Ed Parker (Team Mentor and Co-Founder of Walking With The Wounded) 7. Alexander Skarsgard (Team Ambassador)
The teams of service personnel, all of whom have physical or cognitive injuries, will race 335km across the Antarctic Plateau. Each team will have an experienced polar guide and nominated mentor and due to the hostile conditions and the nature of the injuries involved, the expedition teams will be followed by a support team, who will be on hand in case of emergencies.
The teams will represent and raise funds for military charities from the constituent nations: Soldier On (Canada); Solder On (Australia); Soldiers to Summits (United States); and Walking With The Wounded (United Kingdom).