Mrs C has needed support from the RAF Association several times since her husband passed away 13 years ago. While the financial support she has received has been very helpful, it is the friendship she has found that means the most to her.
Mrs C married her husband Douglas in 1939 and WWII broke out the following week. He was called up in March 1940 and shipped out to Singapore, leaving his young wife with a baby girl to bring up alone.
After being put in touch with the RAF Association and one of the Association’s volunteer welfare officers, Margaret, went to see what help could be provided.
Margaret and Mrs C became firm friends and they see each other several times a week. Mrs C said: “Margaret is such a lovely person, she deserves a medal! She takes me out regularly and when my daughter went on holiday recently, she called every day to make sure I was alright. She has been a really good friend to me, I can’t speak highly enough of her.”
This is a great example of how the RAF Association provides so much more than access to funding: it also provides greatly valued friendship to members of the RAF family.