Sgt Mick Brennan, Royal Signals

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BBC 2 Sunday 1130 - Inside Sport (NOW!)

Sgt Mick Brennan bids to become paralympic rower.

Friends and colleagues may wish to watch ?

Le Chevre
 
#2
Just turned it on but that t*at Andrew Murray is on there now!

I recognise him (Mick) but I can't remember where from..

Good luck to him anyway..must take a lot of guts to get on with your life with such a positive attitude after suffering a terrible wound like that . A credit to the Corps and the Army...
 
#3
Just watched his bit. I don't think I did know him actually having seen it, but I stand by everything else I wrote...hope he makes it.

Good luck Mick
 
#6
Thanks for the link - it's worth watching.

I've known Mick Brennan on and off for a few years, and I've seen him a few times since he lost his legs. His determination to overcome his injury is a real inspiration to people around him, especially those who have lost limbs more recently. I think he deserves serious respect for keeping so focussed when lesser men would take the easier path, and I'll be cheering him on in the coming months.

I reckon Mathew may well find himself buying that beer.

Good luck, Mick!

Don
 
#7
I've served with Mick a couple of times. A quality bloke with a huge chunk of determination thrown in. If anyone can drive themselves to achieve the Olympic squad, against adversity, its Mick Brennan.

Well done mate.

Boney
 
#9
Well done to Sgt Brennan hope that he gets that pint off Matthew Pinsent
 
#11
Mick is a top bloke; very determined and always has been.

I watched that BBC Sport news story online and found myself smiling like an idiot all the way through. It wouldn't surprise me one bit if Mick gets into the team for Beijing but if he doesn't, he'll be in the London Olympics.
 
#14
Mick was one of my recruits in Basic training and I've got to say i was gutted when I found out what happend in Iraq.

Mick is an out and out fighter, thoroughly determined and an fantastic guy to have working for you. Chuffed to bits the Army has seen fit to employ Mick until Mick has had enough.

There's no holding him back now, I reckon we'll be seeing more of Mick in the future......
 
#15
He is an inspiration to us all. I just know that I would not have dealt with his situation is a manner that he has. Go for it, with the drive and determination that he obviously has, the is no boundary for him.
 
#16
Crossed paths (not swords) with Mick a few times, I reckon he will get his beer.

In the meantime, I am pretty sure every bar/mess in the Corps will stand him a beer, or ten.

PS, looking at the facilities at HC, when will it be closed to save cash and the rehab swung to the local leisure centre?
 

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chocolate_frog said:
Crossed paths (not swords) with Mick a few times, I reckon he will get his beer.

In the meantime, I am pretty sure every bar/mess in the Corps will stand him a beer, or ten.

PS, looking at the facilities at HC, when will it be closed to save cash and the rehab swung to the local leisure centre?
You will be pleased to hear that DMRC Headley Court does not actually belong to MoD and it is therefore not theirs to sell.

Headley is LEASED from the Headley Court Trust, which is a charity.

Part of the lease agreement specifies that the house and grounds be maintained to a particular standard, which is why, unlike so much of the MoD estate, DMRC Headley Court has not suffered from the 'historic underspend ' on property management which has left so many locations in rag order.....nor is it part of any of the big Multi Activity contracts for maintenance.

Recent Radio 4 programme 'Soldier's Haven' about DMRC . Link here if you missed it.

Don Cabra
 
#19
Spent 12 weeks at headley court after a rugby injury in 94 and thought it was excellent (except running up box hill). My current physio was a civi there for 7 years and has said that it is the envy of both NHS or private rehab and is one of the best things for a civi to have on their CV. A lot of footballers go there for acl injuries and pay around £3000 a week.
 
#20
good stuff, mick was always like the duracell bunny for pt. the only man i have seen to wind up gym queens just to make pt harder for himself- purely nuts. he has a stealy determination to get through tough things i wish him the best of luck! Go on mick do it for yourself, you have the whole corps behind you to cheer you on
 
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