Carol Vorderman, Bomber Command Memorial Patron, prepared for The Queen’s unveil of the Bomber Command Memorial today by attending the Best of British Show launch at Cotswold Airport, Gloucestershire for their chosen charity the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Carol combined the media launch of the Best of British Show (taking place on August Bank Holiday Sunday 26th – Monday 27th) with her first ever flying lesson with Mark Greenfield, top stunt pilot. Flight Lieutenant Phil Bird, Hawk Display Pilot 2012, flew into Cotswold Airport for the Official unveiling of the RAF Hawk 2012’s specially branded aircraft in patriotic Union Flag colour scheme to launch the brand new Best of British Show.
Carol Vorderman is a big supporter of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, particularly through the charity’s role as Guardian of the new Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park. Carol will host the ‘Big Salute’ area of the Memorial unveiling event attended by Her Majesty The Queen next week and is keen to highlight the role that Bomber Command veterans played in defending our freedom. As the RAF’s leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund cares for Serving personnel as well as veterans, which chimes strongly with Carol’s well-known support for the armed forces.
The Best of British Show will be supporting four charities over the weekend; The RAF Benevolent Fund, Fly2Help, Help for Heroes and the Dogs Trust.