One of Britain’s greatest military triumphs, the Battle of Waterloo, will receive its bi-centennial commemoration in a spectacular event to be staged at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on June 11th.
It was British engineered and built Spitfires that propelled the RAF to victory in the Battle of Britain 75 years ago, and today it is British engineered and built Brompton bikes that will take a team of 75 cyclists from Paris to London in a bid to raise £75,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Les Munro, the last surviving Dambusters pilot, has accepted Lord Ashcroft’s offer to donate £75,000 to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in return for gifting his decorations and medals to a museum in his native New Zealand, the international auction house Dix Noonan Webb announced today (Tuesday 24 March 2015). Mr Munro's decorations and medals will now not be auctioned.
We are enormously grateful to Les Munro for the donation of his medals and logbooks, which will help the RAF Benevolent Fund preserve the Bomber Command Memorial and the legacy of Bomber Command, so that the sacrifices made by these brave young men will not be forgotten.
Some of the roughest terrain in the Falkland Islands was no match for 11 members of the 'April Fools Club', as they trekked 120km through peat bogs and over mountains to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Yesterday the funeral for Sir Jack Hayward took place in Wolverhampton, where he was the much loved former owner and chairman of the Wolves club for 17 years.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to be supported by the Blades aerobatic display team.
Response to the announcement by George Osborne, Chancellor of the Exchequer, this evening ahead of the Autumn Statement that £2.5m of LIBOR will support welfare of soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Bumpy landings are a thing of the past for the youngest children of RAF personnel at RAF Cranwell, as a new soft play area and buggy shelter recently opened in the Brunei Community Centre.
A youth worker has been awarded two prestigious accolades for her commitment to supporting service personnel and their families.
Students from Hythehill Primary School in Lossiemouth celebrated the Armed Forces this week with a special assembly and visit from airmen from 6 Squadron as part of Red, White and Blue Day.
Two brothers from Hornsea, East Yorkshire, conquered the Freedom Trail and raised more than £3,700 for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund has appointed Debbie Hunter as Director for Scotland and Northern Ireland.
While most GCSE students are looking forward to a lie in come the end of the academic year, Westgate-on-Sea student Jesse Johnstone-Brown is taking on a 75-mile plus bicycle ride for charity.
The RAF Benevolent Fund will be able to make 20 homes more accessible for wheelchair-bound RAF veterans and family members, thanks to a £400,000 grant from the Veterans Accommodation Fund.
Parliamentarians, including Rory Stewart, Chair of the Defence Select Committee and Mark Francois, Minister of State for the Armed Forces, and serving RAF personnel on Monday attended the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund's annual parliamentary reception in the State Rooms of the Speaker's House in Westminster.
Over 250 guests joined WWII veterans at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund fundraising dinner marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day and honoured the airmen who served in the momentous invasion.
Richy Hartley isn't afraid of a challenge. As an RAF chef, he cooked up to 800 lunches a day for servicemen and women in Afghanistan. But he conquered a new challenge this month to aid the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund: a sponsored trek of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Richy's adventure began on 26 April.
East Renfrewshire MP Jim Murphy, Shadow Secretary of State for International Development, has been clocking up hundreds of miles running around his constituency whilst preparing to run the Edinburgh marathon for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.
Last night the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund hosted a special event in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. Prior to a moving Beat Retreat ceremony, performed by Royal Air Force Leuchars Pipes and Drums, the leading RAF welfare charity received cheques totalling over £100,000 from RAF Leuchars and Douglas Laing & Co.
Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Martyn Wilson is one of four amateur garden designers who have been selected to create a centrepiece show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Tom Cavalot, from Shrewsbury, picked up an award for his dedication to youth support at RAF Cosford at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund’s Award ceremony in London yesterday evening.
282 (East Ham) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets, scooped the award for Squadron of the Year from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, recognising their incredible support of the Fund at events over the past several years.
Ever wondered what it was like to pilot a Spitfire? Bronze Software Labs created an augmented reality app, enabling viewers to experience the iconic British aircraft and raise funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund at the same time. Their brilliant app and generous support were recognised by the RAF Benevolent Fund yesterday evening with an award for Most Innovative Corporate Fundraising.
Back in the early days of his active duty in the RAF, Derek Tilford of Solihull, as a junior officer, was responsible for writing reports requesting assistance from service charities for the airmen under his command.