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The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund

The RAF Benevolent Fund is the RAF's leading welfare charity providing practical, financial and emotional support to all members of the RAF family, from childhood through to old age. We help with issues from childcare and relationship difficulties to injury and disability, and from financial hardship and debt to illness and bereavement.

Appreciation For William Yates By Alison Parkins

I never knew William personally, I have only known the fond words from his daughter Jan, who clearly loved her father very very much. Jan is an amazingly caring, strong, intelligent person who lives for her family. I now know where she gets her strength and determination from!!! I have just read 'Williams story' about his life and experiences in the RAF during world war II. His story oddly familiar, when you compare it to some of the great war movies, but has a strange air of reality when you consider that it is actually the story of a friends beloved father who lived only a few miles away. It quite amazing that heroes like William simply lived unassuming lives in our society. How many people have casually walked past William in his lifetime, unaware of the fact that he personnally contributed to the freedom that we all enjoy and take for granted today.
William was a man I wish I could have had a cuppa and a chat with to listen to his stories.
But instead I send my very best wishes to all of his family.
Best wishes Alison Parkins x

Added on: 13th May 2010


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