DynCorp International is a proud participant of the 2013 Royal International Air Tattoo, taking place at the Royal Air Force Station Fairford in the United Kingdom, July 19-21, 2013. The Royal International Air Tattoo is the world’s largest military airshow and is one of the UK’s top outdoor family events.
As part of the event, DI will also be hosting a number of delegates and industry partners from around the world. This year, DI is particularly proud to invite U.K. wounded warriors from the Care for Casualties organization through The Rifles Charities. Several soldiers who will be attending recently served in Afghanistan.
The Rifles “Care for Casualties”
“DI always looks forward to participating in this event,” said Heather Laudo, DynCorp International marketing manager. “Being able to extend an invitation to locally based soldiers and support them as they return home from Afghanistan makes this an even more valuable experience for our team.”
The Rifles Charities and Care for Casualties, formed in 2007, safeguard the welfare of the U.K. Regiment’s serving soldiers, its 35,000 veterans and their families through financial and practical support. The Rifles Charities and Care for Casualties provide the first line and immediate response to Regimental cases of need.
Care for Casualties funding is specifically dedicated to the immediate and long-term care of casualties sustained by the Regiment in Afghanistan and Iraq since its formation in 2007.
The Royal International Air Tattoo
Each year, more than 250 aircraft go on display for nearly 130,000 visitors with support from the Royal Air Force. Attendees enjoy flying displays, transporters, historic aircraft and an opportunity to meet the crews that operate each.
Proceeds from the event directly benefit the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, which provides funding for Royal Air Force projects and initiatives, aviation-related education and youth programs.
The first Air Tattoo took place in 1971 at North Weald airfield in Essex with about 100 aircraft. The show became an international event in 1976, and recognition of its unique status was granted by Her Majesty The Queen in 1996, when the current Royal International Air Tattoo title was adopted. RAF Fairford has been the event’s home since 1985.