Mary’s Story

Mary’s Story

Mary's Story

The OA pays its respects to Mrs Mary Cooper, who made a difference to the lives of other officers and their families by leaving a gift in her will.


Mary Cooper was the widow of Flying Officer, Tom Cooper, who served with the RAF during the Second Word War. After her husband’s death, Mary contacted the OA with a call for help when she was faced with losing her home.

The OA was able to help Mary for many years, with the challenges and difficulties she faced. At each step, the OA was there to provide reassurance and support, which included regular financial support. This enabled her to stay in her own home and retain her independence.

In appreciation and recognition of the support and help that Mary had received from the OA she wanted to ‘give back’ to help others facing challenging times.
Mary very generously left the OA a Legacy in her will so that the OA could continue its vital work in offering help and support to other Officers and their families in their time of need in years to come.


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