President of the Throckmorton Air Show and Guest Speaker at the Air Show Ball:
John Peters came to the world's attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world.
On the first day of the Gulf War, a British Tornado bomber crewed by John Peters and John Nichol was shot down over Iraqi territory and the two men were captured. After four days of mental and physical torture, they were forcibly shown on Iraqi television. It was John Peters' disfigured image that became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein's ruthless aggression.
OUR CHOSEN CHARITIES
We provide a spectrum of care, supporting everyone from children growing up on RAF stations, to those serving today to keep our skies safe, to the veterans who fought for our freedom
Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity that specialises in the treatment and support of British Armed Forces Veterans who have mental health problems.
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We have saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. Every day in the UK there are more than 400 people diagnosed with cancer that will survive the disease for more than 10 years thanks to research.
Air Smiles Days promote the emotional well being of people living with life trauma by sharing the magic of being airborne, creating and capturing lasting memories and offering respite and escapism.
Our vision is to provide first class life saving care to patients across the six counties we cover, by ensuring they reach the most appropriate Trauma Centre for their needs within the Golden Hour.
PC Angus Nairn: BBC1 Motorway Cop, Father of two and Ex RAF Electrician, Angus is the Airshow Organiser. He says "This is our 7th charity event and the show continues to grow each year. We try to make the day as enjoyable and fun filled as possible so the crowds will go away happy and guaranteed to come back for next years event"
Paramedic Samantha Jones: Ex Military & Super car instructor and the Ground Show Organiser. Sammy Says "I feel privileged to be a part of such a special event, raising valuable funds for our chosen charities. I have worked with some incredible people over the years and see where the public's kind and generous donations go. This is a really jam packed family fun day out not to be missed."
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