Wing Commander D.B. Mohindra, commissioned in the Air Force in 1942, after leaving settled with his wife and daughter at Blackheath, London. Enormously proud of his service, he occasionally attended the functions of the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) in his neighbourhood but he was not an active member. RAFA was set up in 1930 in the UK to provide help and support to current and former members of the Royal Air Force (RAF) and their dependants. Whenever Mohindra was hospitalised, he was invariably cheered up by the Volunteer Welfare Officers of RAFA who visited him without fail. When he recently died in London at the age of 91, his funeral was attended apart from a large number of friends, relatives and well-wishers, members of RAFA. A small group of RAFA members went to his home before the hearse left for the crematorium and draped his coffin in RAFA colours. Meanwhile, two other members carrying the RAFA flag had positioned themselves about 100 yards outside the crematorium. As the hearse approached the crematorium, the RAFA flag bearer moved to the front and carried the flag aloft about 100 yards to the entrance.
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