Jaguar help launch the 2016 Invictus Games

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Prince Harry has unveiled the UK team for the 2016 Invictus Games, in partnership with Jaguar Land Rover.

As presenting partner of the Invictus Games, Jaguar Land Rover have appeared alongside Prince Harry outside Buckingham Palace – in the form of a series of Jaguar F-Paces.

The soon-to-be-released SUV is due to transport the Invictus Games Flag to America, as part of the Flag's official relay. It was launched by Prince Harry and US team captain Will Reynolds.

More than 180 military personnel tried to gain one of 110 places available for the games, with those involved subject to an in-depth selection process. This took into account the benefit that the games would have to an individual's recovery, as well as their commitment to their training.

James McGill, 2016 Invictus Games UK team member and Jaguar Land Rover employee, said: "I am hugely excited to be selected for the UK team and for the 2016 Invictus Games. Today has been a very special day, joining all my fellow team members at Buckingham Palace and meeting Prince Harry.

Jaguar help launch the 2016 Invictus Games

Jaguar help launch the 2016 Invictus Games


"The journey to selection has been tough, with so many great competitors in the mix, but the Invictus Games has given so many former and serving men and women a renewed focus and set of goals which should never be underestimated."

Jaguar Land Rover is a key supporter of the games, and has employed over 200 former servicemen and women.

Jeremy Hicks, managing director of Jaguar Land Rover UK, said: "There is a close alignment between Jaguar Land Rover's values and the vision of the Invictus Games, that inspiring performances and passionate, unstoppable persistence enriches people's lives."