In an exclusive interview with the RAF Benevolent Fund, Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose reveals his feelings about flying the Spitfire.
Battle of Britain veteran and Hurricane pilot Wing Commander Bob Foster describes to us how he and his squadron (605) joined the Battle on one of its most decisive days.
Squadron Leader Chris Wright is taking part in Run to the Beat on Sunday in London's Wembley Park to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In a guest blog, Chris tells us why he wanted to support our charity.
13 September is Roald Dahl Day, a day that celebrates the much loved author and his books. Roald Dahl served in the RAF during World War II as a pilot. In a special blog, RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Graham Laurie looks back on Dahl's remarkable military career.
Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose recalls the atmosphere in Britain following the evacuation of Allied troops from Dunkirk in June 1940.
Former SAC Technician Annie Devine is representing the British Wheelchair Rugby Team at the Invictus Games which start today. Annie, who has been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund, tells us why she wants the British Wheelchair Rugby Team to bring home the gold at the Games.
As London gets ready to host the Invictus Games this week, former SAC Luke Wigman is looking forward to getting on the athletics track to compete in the 1500m event. Luke, who received support from the RAF Benevolent Fund after being injured by an IED in Afghanistan, shares his excitement with us.
Today sees the start of Remember a Charity in your Will Week, a week that aims to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity when writing a Will.
Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Bob Foster gives his reasons for why the RAF ultimately defeated the Luftwaffe in the skies above Britain.
Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Nigel Rose, tells us about one of his closest shaves in the Battle.
This Sunday Sgt Craig Howes and Sgt Ayshae Howes will be running the Great North Run in combats and boots and carrying bergens with 40lbs and 20lbs of weight respectively, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. They are joined in their fundraising by Craig's children, Rhys, 11, and Abbie, 9, who will be taking part in the Junior Great North Run. Ayshae tells us more.
Battle of Britain veteran Wing Commander Bob Foster reveals how although fighter pilots were treated like heroes, life went on as usual for everyone as the Battle raged in the skies above them.
In a special interview with Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Squadron Leader Nigel Rose, he tells us about his first real sight of the Battle of Britain when 602 Squadron moved down from Drem in Scotland in August 1940.
Former RAF Regiment serviceman Carl Harding will be competing in the Invictus Games in the archery competition. Carl, who has been supported by the Fund, tells us more in a guest blog.
Former RAF Regiment serviceman Darren Kamara is taking part in this month's Invictus Games which starts on 10 September in London. The Games will see injured servicemen and women from around the world competing in a range of sports including athletics, road cycling and swimming. Darren is taking part in the archery competition and in this guest blog, he tells us how his training for the Games has been coming along.
Battle of Britain veteran Bob Foster tells us about his most memorable moments flying in the conflict in our final Battle of Britain blog.
On 21 August, some our staff took part in planting poppies at the Tower of London for its unique WWI commemorative installation. Our Public Relations Officer Samantha Budde was one of the volunteers and in this guest blog she tells us more about the installation that honours the British servicemen who died in the Great War.
Amanda Brumpton was just 29 and a mother of two young children when she lost her husband, Leading Aircraftman Gary in 2010. For the past five years, she and son Connor, now 15, and daughter Amy, now 10, have attended a FAB (Families' Activity Breaks) camp. FAB supports bereaved military families and this year we awarded FAB with a £10,000 grant to help them offer four one-week camps in Whitby, Coverack, and Lewes for 50 families. In a guest blog, Amanda tells us how her holidays with FAB have helped her family through their bereavement.
Leading Aircraftman Callum Jones, 22, has set himself a big challenge to raise money for our work. Earlier this year he signed up to take part in three running events and with one event already completed, Callum is back in training for the next two. In a guest blog, Callum tells us more.
With thousands in need on Mount Sinjar in Northern Iraq, the RAF has been delivering vital humanitarian relief. RAF Hercules, the work horse aircraft of the RAF, have completed aid drops in recent nights and delivered desperately needed supplies.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is honoured to be the chosen charity for the first ever Chepstow Racecourse 'Proms in the Park' with the Welsh National Opera Orchestra and Classic FM. Our Regional Fundraiser, Cerys Sadler tells us more.
From the aircraft flown to the technology on board, the pilots of the First World War would be amazed by the progress that has been made and wouldn't recognise the job carried out by the pilots of 6 Squadron today.
3 August marked the 100th anniversary of the deployment of No. 2 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps from Montrose Airfield to Dover in preparation for what would become World War One. It was a case of every man for himself in the quest to get to the coast in time to meet the rest of the British Expeditionary Force, who were assembling in preparation to cross the English Channel.
The creation of the Royal Flying Corps on 13 May 1912 saw the founding of the first three squadrons, numbers 1, 2, and 3. And although its numbering forever places it second, the early history of No. 2 Squadron is one of heroic firsts and bears out the Squadron’s informal motto, 'Second to None'.
With these simple lines, dropped in a bottle from a biplane to gunners of the 87th Royal Field Artillery, No. 6 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps pioneered cooperation between the Army and airpower, and ushered in airpower as an element in the First World War.