Collecting for the cause

Former United States Air Force aircraft electrician Jim Huffstutler, of Queenstown, braved cold conditions in the resort yesterday for the Returned and Services Association’s annual Poppy Day Appeal.

Mr Huffstutler served between 1964 and 1969 at Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas, and also spent six months at the Andersen Air Force base in Guam, servicing the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress bombers and Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft.

He had lived in Queenstown for the past 27 years and had been helping with Poppy Day since 2017.

Money raised through the sale of poppies provides the majority of welfare funds and assists the association to provide veteran support activity.

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