Battling back from Afghanistan

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  1. Battling back from Afghanistan
    Updated on 30 July 2009
    By Channel 4 News

    Hannah Storm joins wounded servicemen as they seek to overcome their injuries by skydiving at RAF Weston-on-the-Green.

    The parachutes spin through the sky above the Oxfordshire fields, landing to whoops and cheers from the men strapped to the tandem instructors. There's nothing unusual about this sight here at RAF Weston-on-the-Green, one of the country's leading skydiving centres.

    After all, today there are sixth formers on scholarships who are planning to join the RAF training here as well as men and women who are preparing to go on operations to Afghanistan for the first time.

    But for these particular men, this is extra special. For them, walking - let alone skydiving - was a once a distant dream.