20 months ago my mum died.
My Air Cadet Squadron is in England, but we were in scotland at the time, I called my Warrent
Officer, Bob (AWO) to request time off, as at the time mum was in hospital, he told me that if I needed any thing just to tell him, I said it would be hard as we were in scotland and I was told that didnt matter, he would bring it himself if need be, anyway after she died I went to cadets before the funeral, my AWO said he would like to come, and he would like to be in full dress uniform, I requested I was in uniform too. Mum was always proud of me in my uniform.
The day of the funeral and I never heard from my AWO, but I was sitting re-polishing my shoes (for about the 10th time) and I got called outside, so I went out, I looked over to the car, and saw that my AWO wasnt alone, he had the 2 Seargeants (Sgts) and my Commanding Officer (CO) with him.
After the funeral they made me laugh and took my mind off things, I was so suprised they were there and I didn't know about them all coming, my AWO kept it quiet for me to have a supprise.
He also gave me a red arrows key ring, he thought I needed a pressent to cheer me up. It now hangs over my heart around my neck, so I know I have people I can turn to when I struggle.
Over the past 20 months, i have had shouldes to cry on, my CO has looked after me, my AWO has supported me and my Sgts have done the same.