Mr Brian Oakey

Age 22, a Cheltonian born and bred, Mr Oakey joined the RAF for his national service and stayed 22 years!

Age 30, the RAF flew Mr Oakey into Thailand to play in front of large crowds at the national stadium (playing left-half).  A natural sportsman, he also played cricket for Cheltenham at 16 and gained a professional football contract with Bristol City, in addition to playing cricket and football all over the world in the RAF!

Age 80, Mr Oakey celebrating the centenary of the RAF at the Secret Garden Community Hub – always good company and its a privilege to welcome him as a guest at our day care centre.