WILTSHIRE Chief Constable Kier Pritchard took to the skies yesterday for a skydive to mark 100 years since the end of WW1.

Kier was one of 100 people who jumped out of a plane from 10,000 ft to raise funds for Alabaré's Homes for Veterans service.

As the largest provider of dedicated accommodation for former serving military personnel outside of London, Alabaré has 124 beds in homes varying in size from three to eight bedrooms across South England and Wales.

Each of the homes focuses on enabling the veteran of all ages to overcome issues that have led them to become homeless.

Despite the stormy weather in the hours leading up to the event, the skydive went ahead at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury, and was a memorable experience for all involved.

"I'd do it all over again if I could," said Kier.

"It's such an amazing experience.

"The best way to describe it is like a game of two halves. You’ve got the experience of tumbling through the sky as you free-fall which was fast and furious, and then it's suddenly really tranquil as soon as the parachute is up and you can take the views in, it was just brilliant.

"I enjoyed the whole experience of jumping out of the plane, but the scariest bit was probably taking off in such a tiny plane.

“It’s been a privilege to raise money but to also raise awareness for the tremendous service that Alabare provide."

To donate to the cause, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kier-pritchard