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Battle Back Centre Veterans' Courses

The Royal British Legion Battle Back Centre has developed a new 5-day residential course for veterans. The course is specifically focused on the needs of veterans, featuring many of the components of the highly regarded Multi Activity Course for serving personnel.


As with all courses delivered at the Battle Back Centre, research staff from the Carnegie School of Sport will attend these new courses. They will gather information from consenting participants to investigate the role of this experience on physical and mental well being, how participants feel the course will influence their day-to-day lives and ways in which future courses can be improved.

The course will use sport and adventurous training to help accelerate physical, psychological and social recovery and will be delivered by staff from Carnegie Great Outdoors.

To apply for a course vacancy call 01952 815 681 or email

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Dr Chris Kay

Senior Research Fellow / Carnegie School Of Sport

Dr Chris Kay is a Senior Research Fellow working with Carnegie Great Outdoors. He predominantly works with wounded, injured and sick military personnel on a project called Battle Back. This is delivered and researched by our staff on behalf of The Royal British Legion. At The Battle Back Centre, week long courses are delivered that encompass adaptive adventurous training and personal development for military personnel who are recovering from injury or illness. Chris oversees the longevity research which is conducted in line with these courses, gathering information to understand what part these experiences have in facilitating the participant's recovery.

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