23rd Sep, 2019

RAF veteran celebrate years of service with visit to plane he once flew

Sarah Mason 10th Jun, 2019

SOLIHULL veteran Roy Moore celebrated his years of service in the RAF with a visit to a plane he once flew.

The 96-year-old saw the Catalina he flew during his six years of service to the RAF where was a wireless operator, an air gunner and a second navigator, as well as flying Catalina and Sunderland flying boats at RAF Cosford.

The Sunrise of Solihull resident keeps wonderful artwork in his room of the Catalina but can now add a current photo of him stood next to one to the collection.

Since moving to the Shirley care home Roy has shared tales of his fascinating experiences in the RAF with staff, describing what he says were the best years of his life – as he identified, extremely dangerous but nonetheless exhilarating.

Jo Hopkins, Director of Community Relations at Sunrise of Solihull, said: “We were honoured to organise this very special gentleman’s day out for Roy to pay homage to his years of service to this country in the RAF.

“It was lovely to chat to Roy about his years in the RAF and he was so excited to share his stories with me.

“We were delighted that we were able to make his visit to RAF Cosford possible and bring back such special memories.”

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