FOUR squaddies wounded in Afghanistan have battled back from horrific injuries to take to the ocean waves.
The Grenadier Guardsmen joined the crew of the sailing ship Lord Nelson for a week-long trip around the Canary Islands.
They were shown the ropes on the three-masted barque by the Jubilee Sailing Trust, which helps people of all physical abilities sail side by side.
They hauled ropes, steered the ship, cleaned and cooked and even climbed the rigging on their 311-nautical mile trip.
That’s quite a challenge when you have to get about on a pair of hi-tech artificial legs, as Lieutenant Garth Banks, 27, does after losing his lower limbs to a Taliban roadside bomb.
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