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Personnel Recovery Centres

There are five Personnel Recovery Centres (PRCs) in Catterick, Colchester, Edinburgh, Tidworth and Sennelager (Germany) and these provide crucial support for those wounded, injured and sick from across the Armed Forces undergoing recovery. There is also a Battle Back Centre in Lilleshall, which specialises in Adaptive Sport and Adventurous Training.

Centres of excellence

Personnel Recovery Centres offer comprehensive recovery courses and programmes for all wounded, injured and sick soldiers with modern, adapted residential accommodation.

Built for the Armed Forces by Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion, the centres are designed to offer a conducive military environment for recovery activities including welfare, medical, educational and resettlement courses. 

The centres also boast state of the art gym facilities, and can be used as a base to start other activities from such as Battle Back courses, Graduated Return to Work programmes, work placements and mandatory Army training tests.

External activities include:

  • fishing
  • canoeing
  • sailing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • riding
  • sub-aqua diving
  • parachuting
  • archery
  • cycling
  • sledge hockey
  • shooting
  • flying 
The centres are not hospitals or rehabilitation or physiotherapy centres, and soldiers using them must be self-medicating and independently mobile.

The recovery centres are open to serving wounded, injured and sick personnel, as well as veterans on a case by case basis.

Soldiers are posted to PRC's by their unit. Application forms are on the Defence Intranet.

There are five Army PRCs in total located in: 

  • Edinburgh
  • Catterick
  • Tidworth
  • Colchester
  • Sennelager, Germany.

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