British soldier Brad Hughes was returning from a patrol in a fortified vehicle known as a Viking when it drove over an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The huge blast ripped through the vehicle, severely injuring him.
Miraculously he survived, but suffered six fractures and a dislocation to his right foot. More than three years later, he is still receiving treatment.
Brad and his close friend and dive buddy Peter Wesley fought through their injuries, and eventually became British Sub Aqua Club (BSAC) Open Water SCUBA instructors. Now they are being celebrated for their outstanding achievements and perseverance!