Tedworth House-Recovery Centre
Pictured is Tedworth House an Army-led Personnel Recovery Centre delivered by Help for Heroes that ensures wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans, and families, have access to the key services and resources needed to help them return to duty or make a smooth transition into an appropriately skilled civilian life.
It opened Autumn 2012.
The centre provides residential accommodation for 56 people and has the further capacity for a further 30 day attendees.
In addition to the accommodation wings, facilities include:
• A state of the art sports complex including a Swimex and Skiplex. The Skiplex is one of only two in the UK.
• A wellbeing therapy centre
• Social areas
• Support Hub housing a collection of welfare agencies and charities to offer advice and support.
The operating costs for the centre are funded by Help for Heroes with a significant contribution from their principle partner The Royal British Legion. Help for Heroes has committees to fun and lead the delivery of centre.
The MoD has owned Tedworth House since 1897 when it was acquired along with Salisbury Plain training area. It was leased to Help for Heroes in 2011
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A Douglas C-47 Dakota of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, is shown flying in
A Douglas C-47 Dakota of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, is shown flying in an air display as part of the 95th Anniversary of 4(AC) Squadron.
Dakota ZA947 currently wears the livery of 267 Pegasus Squadron, which flew in the Transport, Trooping and Re-supply roles in the Middle East and the Mediterranean Theatres during 1943/44.
This aircraft was adopted by Strike Command and issued to the BBMF in March 1993. The Dakota is a year-round workhorse for the BBMF being used in a variety of roles, including general support tasks, such as transporting groundcrew and equipment to display venues or other operating airfields. Importantly, as there are no other multi-engine tailwheel-configured aircraft in RAF service outside the BBMF, she is used for training aircrew for the BBMF multi-engine aircraft and in keeping the pilots of the Lancaster current on a multi-engine tailwheel aircraft during the winter months when the bomber is out of action.
Increasingly, though, the Dakota has become a display aircraft in her right and now appears regularly on the airshow either on her own or as part of a BBMF 3-ship formation, in company with a pair of fighters. She continues to be capable of para-dropping and is used in that role for special commemorative events. During 2004, original and authentic para-seats were re-fitted to the Dakota, returning the cabin interior to the original, wartime specification. In 2007 clearance was gained to drop the RAF freefall parachute display team, The Falcons and we will continue to drop them in 2008 and clearance is also expected imminently to drop the latest military static line parachute, thus enabling BBMF to drop the current generation of paratroopers