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Florence Mahoney's invitation to Buckingham Palace


Veteran Motspur Park Resident Mrs. Florence Mahoney had the day of her life on Thursday 26th June when she was invited to present flowers to The Queen at the Not Forgotten Association Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.  Florence was in the WAAF (Women’s Auxiliary Airforce), during WW2. 

Nonagenarian Florence who has lived in Motspur Park for nearly 50 years and is a great personality in the Community spent a lovely day at the Buckingham Palace Garden Party, accompanied by her daughter Elaine McCormack 

Florence regaled her friends at The Pavilion Club with the story of this momentous moment – one of her most exciting experiences – by telling us that she had resisted the temptation to go out and buy an expensive new outfit for the event.  “I bought my hat in a Charity Shop, and a new top for my skirt at BHS” she giggles.   True to form, however, Florence certainly looked the business as these pictures show.   

Florence was escorted to her presentation by Iain McQueen, a young officer wounded in Afghanistan, and the bouquet was of one of Her Majesty’s favourite flowers – Sweet Peas.

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