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Black and white photo of blind veteran Alec Biggs and 12 other team mates posing for group photo

From Regent’s Park to Shanghai – a blind veteran in China

Alec’s eyesight began to fail as a result of his service and he joined us in 1919. He spent time at our then base in Regent’s Park, where he learnt to read and write braille, to type, and trained as a masseur, or physiotherapist. Alec also enjoyed t…

15 June 2017 09:00
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Photo of blind veteran Dennis Brett standing at entrance to  RAF fighter plane during visit to museum with his volunteer Kevin

Blind veteran, Dennis enjoys special visit to RAF Memorial

Dennis is 92 and was born in London.  He joined the RAF as an Aircraft Mechanic in 1942 rising to the rank of Leading Aircraftsman. He served at various air bases in Yorkshire during the Second World War and thereafter in Italy, Egypt and Palestine.D…

1 June 2017 16:00
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Portrait photo of blind veteran Peter Johnson

Blind veteran from Churchill to receive prestigious medal

Peter Johnson, 91 and from Churchill, will be presented with the prestigious honour by Josette Lebrat, the Honorary French Consul of Bristol, on behalf of French president Francois Hollande. The special ceremony will take place at a reunion lunch he…

5 May 2017 11:00
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