Wings For Warriors

Why does the Veterans' Foundation support Wings for Warriors?

There are many veterans who need assistance in securing a bright and sustainable future after service - and Wings for Warriors is a charity dedicated to providing just that.

It offers life-changing support for wounded, injured and sick former servicemen and women within the exciting and challenging world of commercial aviation.

The opportunities offered by Wings For Warriors (WFW) are made possible thanks to a network of sponsors and supporters, who allow the charity to provide commercial flight training opportunities to veterans completely free of charge.

This process isn’t about a short-term challenge, as each individual is armed with the tools they need to achieve a rewarding and sustainable future while rebuilding confidence, pride and a sense of belonging. 

Graduates from this process must be commercially employable, so are therefore trained to the highest possible standard and WFW do not use specially-adapted aircraft.

This puts a focus on the ability of the veteran to overcome their injuries, adapt themselves and demonstrate 100 per cent commitment to earning a new future in the sky.

“I’m actually pretty lucky as getting injured has actually enabled me to pursue my dreams,” said Private Christopher Kirk (5 Scots), who was injured by an improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Afghanistan in 2011.

If you’re a veteran of the British Armed Forces and have been medically discharged due to injury or illness, then you’re eligible to apply.

How you can support the Veterans' Foundation

The Veterans’ Foundation has provided grants to hundreds of UK-based military charities and organisations since its inception in 2016. It is dedicated to distributing funding to where it is most effective and millions of pounds have been given to projects that have a positive impact on British veterans, and their dependents, in need.

If you’d like to become of a supporter of the Veterans’ Foundation you can do so by making a donation, by fundraising, by leaving something to Veterans' Foundation in your will or by joining the Veterans’ Lottery. Thank you.