The Missing Wingman Trust (RNZAF) is a registered charity in New Zealand which supports the Royal New Zealand Air Force family. It is the only charity in New Zealand that supports military families when someone is killed, wounded, injured or becomes ill, whether in New Zealand or overseas.
Chaired by former Defence Chief, Air Marshal Sir Bruce Ferguson, the charity was formed in 2010 to support our Air Force family and remember those we lost. Importantly, it doesn’t just help when a serviceman or woman is in need, but when any member of that persons family is killied, injured, wounded or ill (KIWI) because sometimes it’s the death of a partner or illness of a child that can put our families under the most pressure. Over the last six years we’ve spent thousands supporting our Air Force family: paying medical expenses, repairing homes, providing scholarships, and providing support in times of grief. You can read more here. The trust board is comprised of military and civilian personnel, including Judy Bailey, whose father was Chief of the Air Force in the 1960s. You can read more of Jude’s story here, or read about all of our trustees.