98 year-old D-Day Veteran Donald Mason has agreed to become a member of Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance Lottery. Donald was a glider pilot in The Second World War and landed at The Battle of Arnhem Bridge in September 1944. As a former pilot, he appreciates the work that SCAA does throughout Scotland and was only too happy to support the charity.
Thurso-resident Donald, who still drives, agreed to support the charity after speaking with fundraiser Douglas Millar in Aldi in Aberdeen earlier this week. After a lengthy chat about his exploits in WWII, Donald signed up to become a lottery member. Such was the instant bond that he felt with Douglas, he returned later in the day to show Douglas his flying log books. Speaking about meeting Donald, Douglas said “he in an amazing man and I was honoured to meet him. He has achieved some remarkable things in his life, and I was proud that he felt able to share them with me.”