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  • 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.

  • Operation Varsity RAF personnel

    70th anniversary of Operation Varsity

    24 March 2015 - Thousands of troops and thousands of aircraft took part in one of the largest-scale operations carried out during the Second World War, 70 years ago today. On March 24, 1945, soldiers and airmen combined to implement Operation Varsity and disrupt German defences to aid the advance of Allied ground forces. Flying Officer Bunny Mason, 91, remembers his role in the mission.

  • Jacqui Thompson

    Remembering the RAF personnel who served in Afghanistan

    17 March 2015 - On Friday a service of commemoration was held at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the end of UK involvement in the conflict in Afghanistan. RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador, Jacqui Thompson, whose husband Gary, was killed while serving with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan was there and tells us about the day in this blog.

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