A DORSET dad was part of a team of disabled war veterans who completed one of the world’s toughest desert rallies in a budget 4x4.

Not only did the Future Terrain team finish the combined 3,000 mile Sahara desert course in second and third place - but they also beat crews in specially customised cars.

The team is made up of wounded, injured and sick former and serving members of the armed forces, who use motorsport and off-road driving to gain qualifications to redefine themselves after life-changing injury.

One of the drivers was former soldier George Frost, a 37-year-old dad-of-one from Dorset who suffers from complex PTSD.

George was returning to a desert environment for the first time since serving in the military.

He said: “I was nervous beforehand because it was my first trip back to the desert.

“I never thought it would be something I would do but it was better than I was expecting and I think I would probably do it again.

“It was an amazing adventure and it has helped my mental health. I have learnt a lot from the experience. I've learnt to push myself further.

“The cars exceeded my expectations. We proved a lot of people wrong.”