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Britain's Princes William and Harry open care centre for soldiers

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 01:14

May 20 - British Princes William and Harry open a new Help for Heroes centre, set up to care for former soldiers and their families. Sunita Rappai reports.

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Britain's Princes William and Harry arrive at a new facility that will offer help and support to injured service personnel. The Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry officially opened the Help for Heroes Recovery Centre at Tedworth House in the west of England. Help for Heroes is building, equipping and running four recovery centres to provide ongoing support for wounded and sick servicemen and women and veterans. The Duke of Cambridge said the centre reflected the huge sense of gratitude felt by the British public to those serving in the armed forces. SOUNDBITE (English) DUKE OF CAMBRIDGE SAYING: "When Harry and I, like so many other young men and women, first donned our Help for Heroes wristbands, only six years ago, not even we, as servicemen, could have guessed the scale of the challenges ahead. In 2007 the nation was beginning to wake up to the reality of the debt we owed to its wounded and sick servicemen returning from overseas." Tedworth House is the first centre to open and can accommodate 50 residents, four families and over 150 day visitors.

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Britain's Princes William and Harry open care centre for soldiers

Monday, May 20, 2013 - 01:14