On 18 Aug 2009, LCpl Martin Tye RLC was seriously injured when a suicide bomber drove in to his vehicle in Kabul. He suffered multiple injuries to his lungs, legs, shoulder, bi-lateral knee injuries, various muscle tears, shrapnel all over his body and now has arthritis. He was given 10% chance of living. However, he has made remarkable progress with his recovery.
Martin has since been medically discharged from the Army. He, his wife Clare and their children wanted to live in the Aldershot area and were interested in HHT’s Shared Ownership Scheme. After viewing several properties with a HHT Caseworker which proved to be unsuitable for the family, they settled on a house in the Farnborough area. HHT arranged a visit with an Occupational Therapist to assess what adaptations were required, which the MOD will fund