Captain David Wiseman
David Wiseman commanded infantrymen on operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Despite the horror of seeing five British soldiers die in front of him and several others very seriously wounded, David continued to engage in the fighting of the Afghan conflict in 2009 until, during a firefight with the Taliban in Nad E’ali district, Helmand Province, he received a gunshot wound to the chest that would end his tour, his career and nearly end his life.
Since his injury, David has dedicated his professional and personal life to helping others reach a state whereby they are no longer defined by their past or by their injuries, a state he calls ‘beyond injury’.
David is immensely proud to have been part of the team that brought the Invictus Games to life, working both behind the scenes to deliver the spectacle and also taking part in the 2014, 2016 and 2017 games winning a total of 6 Gold, 6 Silver and 2 Bronze medals in the process and having the honour of captaining the UK Team in 2016.
“I sincerely hope that future generations of injured personnel will walk past these images, see comrades who have gone before them and realise that whatever difficult part of their recovery journey they are experiencing they will, in the end, move beyond injury.”