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'Flying Wing' Rory joins skydive record attempt

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Leicester Tigers legend Rory Underwood MBE is taking to the skies again to help raise money for Armed Services veterans.

Underwood enjoyed an 18-year career as a pilot in the Royal Air Force, clocking up more than 3,000 flying hours in Tornados, Canberras, Hawks and Domines, as well as becoming England’s record try-scorer in 85 Tests for his country and spending 14 years with the Tigers.
Now a director of Leicester Tigers, he is preparing to join a world record skydive to commemorate the World War One centenary in support of the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home.
Rory will be jumping at Hinton Airfield in Northamptonshire on Friday, August 1 alongside members of the RAF Spitfire Rugby Sevens squad and other QAHH fund-raisers.
“I was approached to be the ambassador for the world record-breaking tandem Skydive,” says Rory.
“Having spent 18 years flying with the RAF, it is an honour to jump alongside those who will be raising funds for disabled ex-servicemen and women.
“I’m happy to be able to show support with so many other people for our veterans and also the World War One centenary.
“Perhaps a director of Leicester Tigers jumping out of an aeroplane at 13,000 feet over Northamptonshire has its appeal to supporters of both the Tigers and the Saints too!”

QAHH is one of the oldest national military charities in the UK which cares for physically disabled ex-servicemen and women. Residents travel from across the country to use the services including physiotherapy, rehabilitation, counselling and nursing. Each year they need to raise £1.3million to continue providing these services.
You can support Rory's participation in the Skydive and the work of the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home with a donation using this link https://mydonate.bt.com/events/reachfortheskies/107212
There are also a few places left to join the QAHH Skydive as the organisers are looking to sign up 95 people over three days (August 1-3) in recognition of the hospital’s 95 years of service. For more details email [email protected]