Safe Haven is extremely proud to have added an RAF Bomber Command crew member to its ranks; a national hero who risked his life during World War Two for our freedom.

Although he lived to tell the tale, it’s hard to imagine what it must have been like for these young men who went on these dangerous missions never knowing if they would make it through to the next day.

With war medals in hand, his face lights up and he brims with pride, and you automatically find yourself picturing him as a young man in his smart RAF uniform in years gone by.

In August 2006, a memorial was unveiled at Lincoln Cathedral and, a few years later, on 28 June 2012, a second memorial, in Green Park, London, was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen to further highlight the price paid by these outstanding men.

Finally, in 2013, the aircrews of Bomber Command were awarded a special clasp as recognition of their bravery. This beautiful and prestigious Arctic Star Clasp follows the design of the Battle of Britain clasp.

Her Majesty The Queen approved the design of the much-awaited award – the colours of the ribbon represent the North Sea, the night sky over enemy territory, the flame of the target and the return trip.

Our client went on to have a very successful career within the RAF, and spent many years working and living abroad. And still very much like an RAF pilot, he is always immaculately turned out, and is often accompanied to the centre by his charming and supportive wife, who now courageously cares for her husband at home.

For more information about Safe Haven Dementia Centre and its services, please call 01494 854 399 or email us at: enquiries@safehavendementiacentre.co.uk