Piper collects for Help for Heroes to the tune of £10,000
RAF Waddington Piper, Nigel Warmington, passed a milestone at Christmas in his efforts to support Forces charity, Help for Heroes. Nigel has been piping for the charity in Truro, Cornwall since leaving the RAF in 2008 and has now collected over £10,000. Aided by his wife, Deller, he said that ‘He was motivated to work for the charity to help to provide not only the immediate relief for casualties that were returning from Iraq and then Afghanistan but also providing for their long term support. It has been an inspiring experience meeting the public and hearing of their support for the men and women that have been wounded with many having family and friends that had been involved with the war. Others recounted memories of their own or partners military experiences from the Second World War and other conflicts which has made our collecting experience interesting and rewarding’. Nigel, a former RAF pilot and flying instructor started learning the bagpipes while at RAF Linton-on-Ouse and then joined the RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums during his final tour at RAF Cranwell and, despite the distance from his home in Cornwall, still enjoys occasionally playing with the band.