Rick Johnson and his family recently stayed at our seaside cottage Seacot House that provides a home away from home for RAF families looking for a break by the coast. In a guest blog, Rick tells us about his stay.
Today a team of RAF personnel from 216 Squadron and 47 Squadron began the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a rowing race from San Sebastián de la Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua. Atlantic Forces team member, Howard Raw, tells us more about the challenge and why his team wanted to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Sixteen-year-old Alice Cunningham is raising money for our Airplay programme at RAF Lossiemouth by shaving off her hair. She'll also be donating her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer. In this guest blog Alice and her mum Judith tell us more.
This week eBay are supporting our charity by allowing customers to make a donation to us at their online checkout. Find out more.
RAF Reservist Sara Waymont recently did a painting featuring players from Saracens Rugby Club to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In a guest blog, Sara tells us more about her painting and why she wanted to support us.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas Kennedy (always known as Jock) became Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund in 1988 and served until his retirement in 1993. Find out more.
The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp recently visited the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides where he laid a wreath in memory of the RAF personnel who lost their lives in an air disaster in 1990. Bob tells us more in a guest blog.
Edward Sharman recently joined the RAF Benevolent Fund as our new Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive. In a guest blog, Edward tells us more about his role and what have been the highlights so far.
Earlier this month the Air Cadet National Concert Band held a special concert to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Hundreds of people attended the concert at St Clement Danes in London. Plt Off Coralie Young RAFVR tells us more.
Sgt Darryl Blair and his wife Sue are just one of many RAF families who have been supported by our charity. We recently provided them with a grant to renovate their garden for their three-year-old son Ryan, who was born with Down's Syndrome.
Today Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival was laid to rest. It was thought that Harold had no remaining family and that nobody would be at his funeral. However, after the story was shared on social media, thousands turned out to pay their respects. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp, who attended the funeral, tells us more.
Yesterday we learnt that a Bomber Command veteran, who recently passed away, had no remaining family to attend his funeral which takes place tomorrow, Armistice Day. What happened next is testament to the fact that the spirit of Remembrance lives on one hundred years after the First World War began. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp who will be attending the funeral, tells us more.
David Bowker was just 18 when he joined the RAF. He was a pilot in Bomber Command and survived a crash which killed two of his comrades. In this guest blog, David, 91, remembers his colleagues who were killed during the bombing raid over Frankfurt.
Last night, Philip Jackson was awarded the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for his sculpture at the heart of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Malcolm White, Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, collected the award on Philip's behalf. In this blog, Malcolm tells us more.
Former Senior Aircraftman Michael Goody has been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund ever since he was seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2008. In this guest blog, Michael tells us what Remembrance Day means to him.
The RAF Benevolent Fund's Simon Footer is a former Hercules pilot. In this guest blog, Simon recalls his time flying the Hercules C130K that was retired by the RAF last month.
RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Annie Devine recently attended a reception at No.10 in honour of the Fund as well as ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Annie tells us more about the reception and meeting the host Samantha Cameron.
SAC Simon Lowther and a team of colleagues recently completed a 2000-mile scooter challenge to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In his guest blog post, Simon tells us about the challenge.
Jon Ager along with two friends recently raised over £800 for our work from a cycle challenge they did from the Cotswold to Spedalicchio. In his guest blog, Jon explains what the challenge was like.
RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Sean Allerton recently completed his second 500-mile wheelchair push challenge to raise money for our charity. In his guest blog, Sean tells us all about it.
Flight Operations Manager Darren Norman has been raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund for the past four years. In his guest blog he tells us all about his latest fundraising challenge – the 1000-mile pledge.
To celebrate the launch of our new Spitfire iPhone app we are running a special photo competition where you can win a copy of 'Spitfire: The One' by Philip Kaplan.
Today saw the launch of our official Spitfire augmented reality app, enabling viewers to experience the iconic British aircraft in a truly unique dimension.
The Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, has today paid his respects to the young men and women, among them many New Zealanders, who bravely defended Britain and the Commonwealth during the Second World War.
This year saw the RAF Benevolent Fund return to the Bournemouth Air Festival for the sixth year running. In her blog, Regional Fundraiser Cerys Truman tells us how the festival went.