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  • Dave Fellowes

    WWII veteran remembers Op Exodus on its 70th anniversary

    02 April 2015 - During the Second World War thousands of Allied fighters were held prisoner in camps across Europe. As the war drew to an end there were fears these prisoners of war could be left to starve or fall victim to revenge attacks carried out by their German guards. Operation Exodus, which began 70 years ago on 3 April, was launched to evacuate these men safely in one of the RAF’s first humanitarian missions. Veteran Dave Fellowes describes what it was like to take part.

  • Cakes

    Celebrate RAF97 and fundraise for the RAF family

    01 April 2015 - It's time to break out the candles and party hats, as we celebrate the Royal Air Force's 97th birthday on April 1st! The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, is marking the occasion by celebrating 97 of our Superstar Supporters.

  • Guinea Pig veterans.

    Guinea Pigs gather to celebrate friendship and innovation

    27 March 2015 - Enduring friendship and camaraderie borne out of shared experiences has bound a unique group of military veterans for more than 70 years. This week they gathered at Princess Marina House for a gala dinner.

  • RAF Benson Reading Half Marathon team

    RAF Benson staff compete in Reading Half Marathon to raise vital funds

    24 March 2015 - More than 75 personnel from RAF Benson took part in the Reading Half Marathon to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In honour of the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain this summer, each runner was challenged to raise £75 for the charity. In a guest blog, Station Commander and Puma Force Commander, Group Captain Simon Paterson tells us more.

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