The event was planned by Tony Hooman, a veteran, longstanding member of Legion Scotland and the Veterans Community Support Volunteer for Edinburgh, Lothians and Borders region. 

A warm welcome was given to all the veterans who headed along to the museum, which sits on East Fortune Airfield in East Lothian. As well as looking around the exhibits – including Scotland’s only Concorde – the group enjoyed a lunch generously supplied by the Aviator Cafe. 

Tony says, “I had the pleasure of taking some of our veterans from the east through to the museum. The weather was kind to us, lunch was lovely – a big thank you to all the catering staff who did us proud – and everyone had a wonderful day. Thanks too to our driver for the day, Pilot Wee Tam Douglas.” 

Tony, who jokingly describes himself as the Squadron Leader of the venture, is a typical Veterans Community Support Volunteer, always there to help veterans who might otherwise be socially isolated, and offering everything from a friendly chat over coffee to events such as the museum visit. 

If you’d like a visit from your local Veterans Community Support Volunteer, fill in this form and send it by email to [email protected]. Or, if you’d like to try your hand as a support volunteer, contact Tommy Douglas on 0131 550 1560.