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Vintage sports car touches base at RAF Lossiemouth

Description: On Monday 27th July Mrs Elizabeth Halls continued her fundraising tour of RAF stations when she visited RAF Lossiemouth.

Mrs Halls is touring 60 airfields in honour of her father who served in the RAF and is raising funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund as a tank you to the support they gave him in the final years of his life. Her constant companion during her tour of the UK is her 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car. 

At RAF Lossiemouth Mrs Halls was met by Sgt Stu Smyle of II(Army Co-operation) Sqadron and members of Team RAFBF Lossiemouth.
Originator: Flt Lt Myers
Section: MCO
Ex: 7934

*For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Lossiemouth, IV31 6SD. Tel: 01343 817191

Crown Copyright: This image may be used for current news purposes only.  It may not be used, reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose without first obtaining a copyright license available from the MoD, Crown Copyright Unit. ipr-cc@dpa.mod.uk
Description: On Monday 27th July Mrs Elizabeth Halls continued her fundraising tour of RAF stations when she visited RAF Lossiemouth. Mrs Halls is touring 60 airfields in honour of her father who served in the RAF and is raising funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund as a tank you to the support they gave him in the final years of his life. Her constant companion during her tour of the UK is her 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car. At RAF Lossiemouth Mrs Halls was met by Sgt Stu Smyle of II(Army Co-operation) Sqadron and members of Team RAFBF Lossiemouth. Originator: Flt Lt Myers Section: MCO Ex: 7934 *For more Information Contact Photographic Section, RAF Lossiemouth, IV31 6SD. Tel: 01343 817191 Crown Copyright: This image may be used for current news purposes only. It may not be used, reproduced or transmitted for any other purpose without first obtaining a copyright license available from the MoD, Crown Copyright Unit. ipr-cc@dpa.mod.uk

A woman who is raising funds for military heroes by travelling to every RAF station in the UK in a vintage sports car has paid a visit to Moray’s Lossiemouth base.

Elizabeth Halls, from Derby in England, embarked on her tour of 60 airfields in April, in honour of her father.

The 57-year-old is undertaking the challenge in her 1935 Singer Le Mans sports vehicle.

Money raised on the quest will go to the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), which helped support her World War II pilot father through the final years of his life.

Mrs Halls was met by Sergeant Stu Smylie of II (army co-operation) squadron and members of Lossiemouth’s RAFBF fundraising team during her stop in Moray.

She said she was thrilled with the welcome on the latest stage of her journey.

“My tour started in April and will last another few months, and I expect to cover 6,000 miles over the next 74 days,” she said.

“The reason why I wanted to support the RAF Benevolent Fund was because they were so wonderful to my family when my father developed Parkinson’s disease later in life.

“They provided a stair lift, and helped my mother work out the allowances and benefits available to him as an ex-serviceman.

“They were there for her when she needed support. So my challenge is also my way of saying thank you.”

Chairwoman of the Lossiemouth RAFBF, Karen Cox, said: “We spent all day with Mrs Halls and she said Lossiemouth was the friendliest base she had visited.

“When we showed her some of the local views she was just in awe of the area.”

She added: “We always love it when people go out of their way to raise money for the fund, and it inspires us to keep raising more as well.

“Though the RAF Benevolent Fund is a national organisation there is a strong local element at Lossiemouth, last year alone £376,000 was spent here.”

The RAFBF offers support to personnel, their families and veterans.

Mrs Halls’s father died in 2012, and shortly after his daughter compiled his memoirs into a book titled Flying Blind: The Story Of A Second World War Night Fighter Pilot.

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