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Posted on Tuesday 19th February

The government has set aside £6.5 million for military personnel wounded in Iraq or Afghanistan who have legs amputated to receive the most up-to-date prosthetic limbs available, known as 'bionic legs'.

Philip Hammond, Defence Secretary, says that giving troops the best possible care and support is a top priority. Around 160 members of the armed forces are expected to benefit from the move.

It is believed that the artificial 'bionic legs' will significantly improve quality of life and speed of rehabilitation for injured troops and veterans.

Philip Hammond also said,

'Last year we spent £22m improving the facilities at Headley Court and I am delighted to announce that we will now spend £6.5m to ensure UK servicemen and veterans injured in Afghanistan or Iraq will have the opportunity to upgrade to the most technologically advanced prosthetics currently available.'

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