There’s no better way to let our proud RAF veterans know we’re thinking of them than by sending them our very best wishes at Christmas. Just use the form on this page.
Each year we support hundreds of RAF veterans and their dependants in our four retirement properties and three Wings Breaks hotels. They’re far more than just places to live or stay. They give our residents the opportunity to reminisce, share stories, cherish memories and to continue to be a part of our RAF family.
RAF veterans call our sheltered accommodation ‘home’ for a variety of reasons:
Jack, at 92, is one of our longest serving residents, having moved soon after losing his wife and struggling to cope alone. He joined the RAF in 1943, flying in a number of missions during WWII. Reflecting on his RAF career, Jack is proud to have “helped to save people’s lives.”
John, 83, served for 24 years as a ‘Snowdrop’ (an RAF Policeman). When his wife died, his whole world was turned upside down.
Ruth’s husband served as an RAF rear gunner during WWII. After he had a stroke they applied to become residents at our accommodation. Although Ruth’s husband now lives in a more suitable care facility, as part of the RAF family, she still calls it her home.
Bernard served in the RAF as a firefighter and radar operator. When he started losing his eyesight, he decided to make a change in his life and moved to RAF Association’s sheltered accommodation.
Bill worked for 12 years in the RAF. After his second marriage didn’t work out, he found himself homeless and, for the last two years, he has called our sheltered accommodation his home.
At 90 years old, Joe sadly isn’t the spritely radar operator he once was. His mobility problems give him trouble in everyday life.
So please, join us and send your messages of festive joy, love and support – we’ll deliver each and every message.