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Morson Forces ambassador Andy Reid MBE features in Style For Soldiers
The scheme provides ex-servicemen with bespoke shirts adapted to specific injuries
Morson Forces ambassador Andy Reid MBE has featured as part of a veteran’s campaign in association with online clothing retailer Mr Porter.
Shirtmaker Emma Willis MBE founded Style For Soldiers in 2009 to provide servicemen with bespoke shirts adapted for their specific injuries to help give them the confidence to adapt to life after the military. Ten years on, Style For Soldiers has expanded to include not only bespoke shirts, but also walking sticks to help those who live with amputations.
The shirts have a variety of adaptions to specifically suit amputees, including special breathable fabrics, cufflinks, and Velcro modifications to enable them to be fastened with one hand.
In December 2019, Emma Willis invited MR PORTER to dress, photograph and speak with a selection of the men helped by Style For Soldiers since it was founded, including Morson Forces ambassador Andy Reid MBE.
Andy lost both his legs and his right arm after stepping on an IED while serving in Afghanistan in 2009. By September 2011, he had not only left hospital but had walked down the aisle with his now-wife Claire.
Andy became Morson Forces ambassador in 2018 after a chance meeting with Morson Group CEO Ged Mason. He now helps Morson’s recruiters
In 2019 he was presented with an MBE at Buckingham Palace for his services to the armed forces and veterans.
Morson Forces, the Morson Group’s ex-forces recruitment arm, specialises in transitioning service personnel into new careers. As a holder of the Ministry of Defence’s highest badge of honour for organisations who have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and demonstrated outstanding support for veterans (the Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) Gold Award) Morson currently has over 2,500 ex-forces personnel on assignment across industries including aerospace and defence.