|by Bill Bawden, PRO|
16 March 2010
The guest speaker at the March meeting of the AirCrew Association was Peter Allen of the Mission Aviation Fellowship.
Peter, a former Royal Marines helicopter pilot, gave an absorbing talk on the work of MAF, a Christian charity founded in 1945 in order to bring humanitarian aid, medical care and the Gospel message to underdeveloped parts of the world through the means of aviation.
MAF now operates some 130 light aircraft in over thirty countries with the bulk of its activities concentrated in sub-Saharan Africa, Bangladesh and Papua New Guinea. Its pilots, engineers and other helpers give their services without payment and their efforts bring relief and comfort to communities in remote areas inaccessible except from the air and to the victims of natural and man-made disasters.
The ACA members and guests present were greatly impressed by the selfless dedication of the people of MAF and made a generous donation to help their work continue. More about the Mission Aviation Fellowship can be seen at www.maf-uk.org.
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