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A TEAM of wounded former servicemen and women on a 1,000-mile trek across the UK passed through Gosport today.

The Walking With The Wounded team are on day 49 of their epic journey.

Their day ended at the Institute of Naval Medicine, in Crescent Road, Alverstoke.

Tomorrow, they will be setting off from HMS Victory at the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard at 9.30am.

They will then walk through the city and on to Waterlooville, Lovedean and Clanfield.

Double amputee and Invictus Games British team captain Dave Henson, from Portsmouth, will be there to lend his support to the team.

The team is made up of four British and two American ex-service people.

Walking With The Wounded is a charity which helps physically and mentally wounded veterans build new lives and careers outside the military.

Prince Harry is a patron of the charity and he joined the group on September 30 and walked 17 miles with them to show his support.

The charity trek started in August in Scotland.

It is expected to take 72 days, finally finishing at Buckingham Palace on November 1.