Recovery Centres and Troops

The Defence Recovery Capability is a Ministry of Defence led initiative and managed in partnership with Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion. It is designed to ensure wounded, injured and sick service personnel receive co-ordinated support.

Recovery activity under the Defence Recovery Capability ensures that wounded, injured and sick personnel have access to all the key services and resources needed to help them either return to duty or make a smooth transition to an appropriately skilled civilian life. 

This care is delivered across the defence community by the combined efforts of the Services and the Service charities responding to carefully tailored individual recovery plans setting out a recovery pathway.  

The Naval Service has 9 Recovery Cells/Troops located across the main base ports

Recovery Centres

The Recovery Troops / Centres are open to serving wounded, injured and sick personnel of the Armed Forces and veterans on a case by case priority basis. The centres have been designed to:

Create a conducive military environment where wounded, injured and sick personnel can recover.

Facilitate and conduct recovery courses and activities in support of individual recovery plans.

Offer a secure base for wounded, injured and sick personnel throughout the duration of their recovery.

Act as a launch point for other recovery activities such as Battle Back activities, Graduated Return to Work programmes, work placements and mandatory training tests.