Sports in Service

Gallery Three, on display until 16 October 2022

Serving in the Armed Forces is physically demanding, and personnel undertake rigorous physical training to ensure they remain fit and ready to serve.

 

In addition, sports often play a crucial role in rehabilitating personnel who have been injured or are living with the impacts of service.

 

This new exhibition explores the important role sport plays in supporting Armed Forces personnel and veterans.

Service and Compeition

 

Being a competitor is an important trait for service personnel, both during military operations and in life after service. A competitive spirit helps service people to push themselves and their teammates harder when needed in order to overcome challenges. 

 

This exhibition explores some serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces who have taken their sporting journey to the next stage, competing in elite-level competition such as the Olympic, Commonwealth and Invictus Games.

 

Canopy of Trees

Sport and Physical Rehabilitation

Injuries can occur for all sorts of reasons during service, in combat as well as during training and routine activities. Sport often plays a crucial role in rehabilitating personnel who have been injured or are living with the long-term effects of serving.

 

This exhibition also explores the importance of sports on physical health, as well as mental health and some of the important organisations that focus on getting injured service personnel back to fitness and happiness.

Tree Canopy From Below