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Retired police officer and RAF war veteran thanks Ben Fund for support

As millions of us observed the two minute silence to mark Armistice Day on Sunday, a member of the WMP Ben Fund team was lucky enough to meet a war veteran last week when they presented him with a grant cheque.

The retired police officer, who served with Warwickshire Police also served in Singapore during the Second World War as an armour fitter for the RAF at the tender age of 19.

The modest veteran is somewhat of a local hero with fascinating stories to tell about his time in Singapore, managing to escape the Japanese just days before British troops surrendered at the fall of Singapore in 1942.

He later settled in the West Midlands and signed up as a police officer, where he served for 30m years, before retiring in 1974.

The 94-year-old pensioner is the latest to receive a contribution from the Benevolent Fund to help pay for a much needed bathroom conversion, that’s now been turned into an easy access wet room.

One of the Benevolent Fund's Directors, Joe Tildesley, presents cheque to retired officer

One of the Benevolent Fund’s Directors, Joe Tildesley, presents cheque to retired officer

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