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Former women’s Auxiliary Air Force member to march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday




A blind veteran is set to march at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday.

Margaret Wilson, 96 (pictured) will join more than 100 others supported by Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Servicemen and women.

Margaret joined the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force in 1942, serving at RAF Syerston as a wireless operator.

On parade. Margaret Wilson as she is today. (20809562)
On parade. Margaret Wilson as she is today. (20809562)

Margaret said: “My mother didn’t think it was a suitable career path for me but my father disagreed. He was a military man and signed my papers to get in.”

Margaret lost her sight later in life due to age-related macular degeneration.

She started receiving support from Blind Veterans UK in 2016 and said the impact of the charity was life changing.

Margaret Wilson during her military service. (20809459)
Margaret Wilson during her military service. (20809459)

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