Wounded soldiers trip for Queen's Jubilee

A group of wounded soldiers are heading to London by canal boat to take part in the Queen's diamond jubilee celebrations.

They team left Lyneal Wharf in North Shropshire at the bank of the Llangollen Canal on Sunday. They're embarking on a 237-miles journey to the Thames. They'll be part of a 1,00 boat flotilla, led by the Queen on June 3rd.

Two disables friendly narrowboats 'The Shropshire Lad and Shropshire Lass will be crewed by 9 wounded and injured soldiers under the care of the personnel recovery unit based at Copthorne Barracks in Shrewsbury. 

As well as being part of their individual recovery programmes, this will enable them to raise funds for the service charities Help for Heroes, the Army Benevolent Fund and The Royal British Legion.