Forty-two British servicemen wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan arrived in Charleston this week for some “R and R.” Rest and relaxation that is. The British solders arrived at the Charleston City Marina on Wednesday on three separate boats.
The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the servicemen from the British army, air force and navy are on an around-the-world expedition to help them heal, both physically and psychologically. The 67-foot vessels are carrying 12 amputees.
Some of the troops are known as “Gurkhas” and will leave Charleston for Great Britian this week. The rest of the troops will head for Boston Sunday.