A BOURNEMOUTH veteran is set to take part in the march past at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.

Tim Harvey, 50, will be one of 50 veterans, carers and staff from Help for Heroes who will commemorate the service and sacrifice of those who have served in the military.

Tim served with the Royal Green Jackets/The Rifles Regiment for 24 years.

He was medically discharged after being injured serving in Afghanistan in 2009.

Bournemouth Echo: Tim Harvey

The 50-year-old has been supported by Help for Heroes since 2012.

“I attended various courses at the charity’s Tedworth House recovery centre which helped me with the transition from military to civilian life,” he said.

“I also participate in a number of the activities organised by the charity’s sport, activity, and fellowship (SAF) team in the south, which have given me a purpose and a new lease of life.”

Looking ahead to the march he said: “It’s a time for reflection and I’m quite excited about the opportunity to be there and pay my respects.”

The charity’s delegation will be the largest to attend the annual parade, which sees 10,000 members of the veteran community march in an act of remembrance along Whitehall.

The delegation includes 31 veterans who are supported by the charity.

Bournemouth Echo: Tim Harvey on deployment.

A spokesperson for Help for Heroes added: “As we join the nation to commemorate the men and women who lost their lives while serving our country, Help for Heroes also remembers those still fighting their own battles today.

“We remain at the side of veterans and their families who are struggling with painful injuries, mental trauma, isolation, and more – providing life-changing support for as long as it takes.”

The charity has helped more than 30,000 veterans and their family members from any branch of the UK military but said there are ‘thousands more who need the charity right now’.

Many will need the support of the charity for the rest of their lives.

To donate to the work of the charity, visit the Help for Heroes website.