121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron has recently helped the mother of former Cadet Warrant Officer Nathan Hart, who is currently stationed in Afghanistan to raise more than £1,000 for the Royal Air Force Association.
Margaret Hart organised a “Big Band Bash” to highlight the plight of relatives of military personnel stationed abroad. The event which was supported by Nathan's friends from 121 Squadron featured a popular local band and together with a raffle on the night raised £1,281, which will go towards helping the RAFA to provide welfare and support for serving and former RAF personnel and their families who are in need.
Margaret Hart, of Hinckley , Leicestershire, said her youngest son Nathan, 26, who is a member of NCO aircrew on Chinooks, normally stationed at Odiham, had been in Afghanistan for several months. She said, “Having a son or daughter stationed abroad meant anguish for those families and friends back home. It is particularly difficult, especially when hearing of the troubles in Afghanistan and Iraq on the news. I didn't want to sit at home worrying about what might be happening I wanted to do something positive and raise money for a charity which helps RAF personnel in the process and I was so pleased that some of Nathan's friends from his Air Cadet Squadron in Nuneaton were able to come along and help out”.