My name is Stephen Malone and I served in the RAF. Serving on the following Squadrons:

2 Squadron (Independent RAF Regiment Airborne Squadron) UK Based, completing several roulement detachments to Northern Island.

37 Sqn Rapier Air Defence Sqn RAF Bruggen West Germany. Including a 6-month detachment in the Falkland Islands.

26 Sqn Rapier Air Defence Sqn RAF Laarbruch West Germany. Also completing a further 6-month detachment in the Falkland Islands.

1 Sqn Field Sqn RAF Laarbruch West Germany.

501 Joint British/US Tactical Cruise Missile Defence Sqn UK.

Ground Defence Training Team RAF Locking UK.

Regimental Signals Instructor, Regimental Signals School RAF Regiment Depot.

Service concluding as an RAF Careers Advisor within The Armed forces Careers office Liverpool.

“In 2015 during a visit to my GP suffering with depression after losing a job through medical reasons, a job that I loved and excelled in, my GP, who had already met Joe advised me to go and introduce myself to Joe and have a chat with a like-minded person IE, Ex Forces.

This I did and got involved in helping to raise funds for T4V as well as helping out around the office. Throughout my short time with T4V Joe inspired me by words and deed, he gave me the confidence to find myself again. His quiet dedication and drive in seeking to improve the lives of Veterans is an inspiration to all and I commend him in his efforts to achieve his goal of building these respite Chalets where Veterans can relax in quiet surroundings.

Now with the help of My GP, and Joe I feel I can achieve most things that I want from life. I certainly would recommend T4V if I was asked by any Veteran seeking help and advice. Transformation for Veterans is an ideal organisation for any Ex British Forces personnel to get in touch with, whether seeking help or offering to help in providing support for Joe and his Dream.”

Stephen Malone (served for 22 years 1977 through to 1999 with the RAF Regiment)