The RAF Benevolent Fund would like to add its tributes to the many which have been paid to World War One Veteran's Association founder Dennis Goodwin.
Mr Goodwin was a great supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund and in his role as a volunteer welfare officer for a sister charity for many years, directed RAF veterans to the Fund's various support services, including Princess Marina House in West Sussex, close to where he lived.
RAF Benevolent Fund Director of Welfare and Policy Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon said: "It is no wonder Her Majesty the Queen awarded Dennis the MBE for his services to veterans – his dedication was instrumental in the stories of so many of the veterans of the First World War being told.
"Dennis' desire to help others was admirable and we are grateful for his support in sending many RAF veterans to seek assistance from the Fund. As a former RAF serviceman, he knew only too well the pride and resilience which often delays service personnel from asking for help. His unstinting work as a volunteer helped to make that first step a little easier for so many. We salute your memory, sir."