Stuart, who was based at RAF Duxford in the aftermath of WWII as a Flight Lieutenant and Chief Technical Officer, was delighted to unveil an Amphibious Cessna Caravan 208, which will serve MAF Bangladesh.
MAF was established by Stuart and a handful of RAF personnel in the aftermath of WWII. Born from a desire to use aircraft for the good of those in great need, today MAF flies to over 1,500 remote locations across 26 developing countries, delivering vital aid to locations only accessible by air. This is more destinations than any airline in the world.
Stuart was delighted to return to IWM Duxford on the eve of the RAF’s centenary anniversary for a unique chance to celebrate aviation, personal memories and the vital, life-saving work of his international charity.
Stuart said: 'My memories of Duxford are fond ones, and it’s a pleasure to return to this important, historic place to reflect on past times and celebrate the future of what we can achieve through aviation.
'MAF has been a huge and vital part of my life, and I am grateful to God for how my skills – together with many inspiring men and women – have been used for good around the world. I have had the tremendous privilege of seeing all this happen, and I am amazed that all these years later, I am still considerably involved!'
'This new MAF floatplane will enable more lifesaving flights to help those in desperate need in Bangladesh long into the future, and my prayer is that their lives would be transformed.'