Second World War veteran Margaret joined over 100 blind comrades at the Cenotaph in London.

Margaret, 96, from Nottinghamshire was one of the Blind Veterans UK contingent as we remembered the fallen and those who have served this Remembrance Sunday.

It was a proud day for Margaret, who joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1942 as a wireless operator at RAF Syerston – a hard, and often dangerous duty. After a short spell at RAF Stanbridge, Margaret was selected for work at Bletchley Park.

Like many of our veterans, Margaret comes from a line of military service, with her father serving in the Army during the First World War, during which he was gassed – but survived.

A young Margaret Wilson in her ATS uniform in 1943
A young Margaret pictured in 1943.
Margaret proudly preparing to march wearing her medals

When Margaret started to lose her sight in 2016, we were there to support her.

“When I lost my sight I felt really low, but after visiting the Blind Veterans UK rehabilitation centre in Brighton I instantly felt uplifted. It really helped me to accept my own sight loss.”

On Remembrance Sunday, Margaret will be marching with fellow blind veterans and remembering those who never returned from the Second World War.

“When marching I was thinking about a lot of my friends who were bombed, I am always thinking of them. I feel really proud to be representing the charity.”
Margaret