RSGH Anointing of the Beam with Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier

A new home caring for disabled veterans in High Wycombe, just around the corner from the Royal Air Force Headquarters, reached an important construction milestone when the ‘topping out’ ceremony marked the building reaching its full height.

The Royal Star & Garter Homes (RSGH) welcomed distinguished guests including The Rt Hon The Earl Howe, Minister of State for Defence, and Air Chief Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir Stephen Hillier, who led the ceremony.

Adam Powney was there for BFBS and spoke with a number of guests and senior personnel.

Adam spoke with the Chief Executive of the RSGH charity about a promise made:

 “We will look after them both in their service and beyond and we are very much the embodiment of that promise” - Andy Cole

Sir Stephen Hillier ended with a message for the veterans:

“Good luck to the veterans themselves because they are going to be living here and I’m sure they will have a fantastic time and be looked after in the style, comfort and care that they richly deserve” – Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Hillier

RSGH New Care Home Site
Building Site at the New Care Home in High Wycombe

The RSGH care home will be completed in 2018. The Home will provide specialist nursing and therapeutic care for 74 residents and will include a specialist dementia care wing for 30 residents. The state-of-the-art Home will offer large, en-suite bed-sitting rooms, a spacious dining room, café-bar, a piano lounge, library and landscaped sensory gardens and balconies.

We are sure that the veterans will be happy in their new care home.