Hunstanton collection for Wings Appeal

Stephanie Smeaton, Leonard Potter and Martin Goodson collecting in Hunstanton High Street for Wings Appeal.  MLNF15EB09708 ANL-150923-123021001

Stephanie Smeaton, Leonard Potter and Martin Goodson collecting in Hunstanton High Street for Wings Appeal. MLNF15EB09708 ANL-150923-123021001

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RAF Veteran Leonard Potter and War Widow Stephanie Smeaton were on duty with Martin Goodson in Hunstanton High Street on Saturday collecting for the RAF Wings Appeal.

The team collects each September and Stephanie said: “Because it is the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain we decided to dress in authentic 40’s clothing - complete with Utility marks!

“I had great fun with make-up creating a ‘black-eye’ for Martin who had come dressed as an evacuee and I think that our costumes have made a lot of people stop and donate today.”

Called up in 1941, Leonard served in Holland, Germany and France.

He went ashore on the Mulberry Harbour three weeks after D-Day and his job was to create temporary landing strips.

Before the war he had served his apprenticeship with Anglian Electric and his knowledge helped create hospitals, buildings and temporary offices for the RAF in mainland Europe.

Stephanie is the welfare officer for the Lynn branch of RAFA and also the war widows representative for Norfolk and Suffolk.