Martyn Compton
Martyn Compton meets HRH Prince Harry

Martyn suffered horrific injuries when his vehicle came under a Taliban attack whilst serving in Afghanistan in 2006.

A rocket propelled grenade  set his vehicle ablaze leaving Martyn with 75% third-degree burns. Having survived the fire, he was shot twice whilst being rescued and was in a coma for three months before regaining consciousness.

The Soldiers’ Charity have given Martyn a number of grants to support his remarkable recovery; the first in 2006 assisted his father with essential living costs whilst at the bedside of his son. Our next grant paid for protective race clothing allowing Martyn to take part in a tri-service adapted racing team – TeamBRIT.

The most recent grant paid for a locksmith course to help Martyn obtain qualifications so he could pursue employment.