HRH – Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Wittering – visits the Station to open new centenary play park in RAF Wittering village

Today, 24th April, The Countess of Wessex as Honorary Air Commodore of Royal Air Force Wittering, visited the Station in Peterborough. During her visit, HRH opened one of three new centenary play parks in RAF Wittering village. The parks are part of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s Airplay youth support scheme – supporting children on RAF stations.

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After Raf Wittering: “2019 is the centenary of the RAF Benevolent Fund which provides real life support to RAF personnel, their families and veterans in need. The refurbished play parks have been funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund and the £196K grant is the largest to have been given this year.”

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HRH also met with six youth members of RAF Wittering community team who talked about their involvement with the project. The new park was inspired by designs from children in the local community. Children’s designs were given to Proludic UK to turn into a reality.

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Daniel Baxter who is a play designer at Proludic UK and worked closely with the children, turning their ideas into a reality, said:

Their energy and sense of fun was an inspiration to drive the project forward with their creative ideas and drawing skills.

The RAF Benevolent Fund (founded in 1919) is the RAF’s leading welfare charity with a proud tradition of looking after its own. The charity if for all serving and former members of the RAF as well as their partners and dependent children. For full press release on today’s visit, click here.

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There are 2 more engagements planned for HRH for today, I will write about those if anything will be shared.

Outfit & jewellery:
Blazer seen on many occasions before, no ID.
Belted stretch-cady midi dress by Max Mara.
Earrings seen before, no ID.
RAF Wittering badge.
Sophie Habsburg, the ‘Gilda’ nappa handbag.
New, Tango suede shoe in taupe by Penelope Chilvers ID’d by Replicate Royalty (@replicateroyals).

3 thoughts on “HRH – Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Wittering – visits the Station to open new centenary play park in RAF Wittering village

  1. Ann

    I really like this outfit and especially the shoes! But I wish she would wear her dresses slightly shorter. I think the longer styles tend to be too much fabric and weigh her down.

    I admire her hard work and dedication to all her causes. She is a real asset to the BRF and serving the Queen.


    1. Susan in VA

      I think the Countess of Wessex, like many women who hit their middle years, are wearing more midi length dresses because this style covers the knees and much of the leg when sitting at a public event. In addition, wearing dresses and suits that hit right above or just below the knee will rise up when in a sitting positioning and thereby showing a good deal of thigh. I am in a corporate position and I always ensure that I wear dresses or suits that are below the knee so I’m not flashing my thighs during meetings. Just my two cents.


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