Last year Chelsea Pensioner Charmaine Coleman showed she had a head for heights by taking part in a tandem sky dive from 13,000ft.

Now the 82-year-old is proving it all over again by taking part in a charity wing walk to raise money for Royal Hospital Chelsea and The Royal British Legion.

Self-confessed daredevil Ms Coleman, who served in the Royal Military Police for 23 years, will have to endure wind pressure of up to 100mph when she takes part in the fundraiser at Chiltern Park Aerodrome on June 20.

Following the sky dive, she is looking forward to her new adventure.

She said: “Last year, I put in to do a sky dive because I enjoyed doing it all those years ago in the Army.

"A wing walk is completely different because you get strapped to a plane, I’ve never done it before and I’ve never seen anyone do it! I’m not worried about it, I am excited, I’m a bit of a daredevil and I have always liked adventure.

"Wing walking will be my biggest venture yet and I am doing it for two charities that are close to my heart.”

Tributes to the plucky pensioner were also paid by the two charities benefiting from her heroics.

Kate Marsh, fundraising manager at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, said: “Once again Charmaine is taking on an eye-watering challenge to raise funds for her home.

“Here at the Royal Hospital Chelsea we are all very proud of her and her commitment to raising funds for military charities.

“The money she raises will help us to continue to provide a home, comradeship and the very highest standards of care for the next generation of Chelsea Pensioners.”

And a British Legion spokesman said: “In taking to the sky, Charmaine is carrying fundraising to new heights for which all at the Legion are extremely grateful.

The fearless spirit of the special Second World War generation lives on through people like Charmaine. We wish her the very best for her upcoming daredevil challenge.”

Ms Coleman hopes to raise £5,000. To sponsor go to