This year the Royal Air Force Disabled Holiday Trust is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The aim of the Trust, formerly known as the Royal Air Force and Dependants Disabled Holiday Trust, is to provide adapted holiday accommodation for disabled serving or ex-RAF personnel or their families in both the UK and abroad.
It was formed by Flt Lt Gordon Sykes MBE, a fighter pilot who became paralysed when ejecting from his aircraft, and since then has made it possible for hundreds of severely disabled serving or ex-RAF people or immediate dependants, to enjoy holidays with their families in suitable accommodation. Each property has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Trust and is provided free of accommodation charges.
To find out more about the work of the Trust or if you might benefit from the service, visit www.rafdht.org.uk