Grows Mo’s for their Bro’s!

You could be forgiven for thinking these photos were taken in days gone by but you’d be wrong! Personnel from RAF Waddington have gone back in time to the 1940’s; an era when the moustache was considered part of the uniform for men serving in the Royal Air Force.

The 20 chaps from General Engineering Flight (GEF) RAF Waddington supported both Movember, by growing Moustaches throughout the month of November, and their Squadron Charity, Sheffield Hospitals.

The chaps visited Just Jane at East Kirby to really put their moustaches into context and hope to have raised £500 for their two charities.

Likewise personnel from around RAF Waddington took part in the campaign including some from the Air Warfare Centre who grew regulation moustaches and showed them off in front of the Vulcan Gate Guardian.

During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces in the UK and around the world.

The aim of which is to raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men.

On November 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a clean-shaven face and for the rest of the month grow Moustaches.

Individuals growing Moustaches become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

Flying Officer Mercer from GEF said:

“The chaps in General Engineering Flight have been flying the flag for prostate cancer research and the Squadron’s nominated charity; Sheffield Hospitals, with differing degrees of success. Regardless of growth-rate all the taches have been groomed and trimmed with pride in an effort to raise both funds and awareness for charities close to the Squadron’s heart.”

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