Personnel Recovery Centre - Edinburgh
PRC Edinburgh opened in August 2009 and is the first of 5 x Recovery Centres to be opened across the UK and Germany. It is a Military unit, not a civilian charity, run by serving Military uniformed personnel who Recover, or Rehabilitate serving WISS (Wounded, Injured or long term Sick Soldiers) in order to return them to military duty or, transition them to civilian life once they have sufficiently recovered from mental and/or physical trauma and having been appropriately re-skilled.
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PRC Edinburgh is presently commanded by former RHF Lt Col George Connelly MBE in his 'retired' role as an FTRS Major. Although the military salaries are funded by the MOD and the running costs met by The Royal British Legion and Help for Heroes, the Personnel Recovery Centre Edinburgh warmly welcomes donations from the public which are used solely to enhance the day to day welfare of its residents and day attendees. One of its current residents is ex PTI Corporal "Big Bernie" Winters ex RHF/2SCOTS.
The Personnel Recovery Centre Edinburgh is Scotland's only military Recovery Centre for serving military personnel.
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The Royal British Legion has pledged £50 million towards 4 Personnel Recovery Centres across the UK. These centres will offer rehabilitation for seriously wounded personnel from all of the Armed Forces and are funded and run in conjunction with the Ministry of Defence and Help for Heroes.
In January 2011 The Royal British Legion took over the running of the first of the centres, PRC Edinburgh, with 3 further centres being built in Cochester, Tidworth and Catterick by 2012.
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