Two soldiers who were injured while serving in Afghanistan want to thank the public for their donations towards their World Cup boat

Two ex-servicemen wounded while serving in Afghanistan are inviting the public to their name World Cup boat after generous donations funded the adapted vessel.

Steven Palmer and Craig Wood both lost limbs during explosions while on routine foot patrols and have been sailing as part of their recovery.

Money raised through the military charity Help For Heroes, has paid for a specially adapted keelboat for the pair to use.

Mr Wood is a triple amputee who also suffered severe shrapnel wounds to his face and Mr Palmer is a double amputee.

The duo, who are currently training at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy for the ISAF Sailing World Cup in April, are said to be extremely grateful for the public’s support.

As a way of saying thank you, the pair are accepting suggestions for the name of their boat via Facebook.

The competition closes later this month on the 25th of March at 12.01pm, with a naming ceremony taking place later in the year.