2014 will be remembered as an exciting year for the RAF Scampton Airplay programme, taking its participants on a journey through time, from the World War One battlefields of France, to a World War Two-era tea dance at RAF Kirton in Lindsey and to the present day, visiting the recent poppy installation at the Tower of London and seeing a West End play.
RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Elizabeth Halls is raising funds for our charity through a special challenge. Elizabeth will be visiting various RAF airfields in a 1935 Singer Le Mans sports car. Elizabeth tells us more.
This April you can get right behind the birthday celebrations and at the same time raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund – the money you raise will make a real difference to serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and their families in need
RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Winnie Draper recently completed a trek to Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money for our work. Winnie tells us more in this guest blog.
Bumpy landings are a thing of the past for the youngest children at RAF Cranwell, as a new soft play area opened in the Brunei Community Centre.
We had lots of great blogs on our website in 2014. Here, we've picked five of our favourites.
2014 was a busy year for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Here is a round up events, activities and fundraising that took place.
With Christmas just a few days away, we have been overwhelmed by the massive support for our very first Christmas single 1914 The Carol of Christmas. Stephen Fry, Sir Cliff Richard, Bear Grylls, Boris Johnson and a host of other celebrities have been tweeting about it to their army of followers.
Prime Minister David Cameron received an early Christmas present from the RAF Benevolent Fund today when we delivered a copy of our Christmas single to him and wife Samantha.
2015 will see people across the country commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain – the most significant aerial combat campaign in WWII and undoubtedly the RAF’s finest hour.
Following the soar away success of Planes 2: Fire and Rescue in cinemas, Disney launched the film on DVD this week and gave RAF families an opportunity to watch the high-flying comedy at RAF stations around the country.
This week saw us embarking on a campaign of a different kind – we released a Christmas single with the wonderfully talented RAF Spitfire Choir and Flight Lieutenant Matt Little from RAF College Cranwell. Raising money for us, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the single pays tribute to those who lost their lives in the Great War. Accompanied by an equally moving video, the song is racing up the charts and we now have the festive number one spot in our sights!
Last week the RAF Benevolent Fund held its first full race day event at Chepstow Racecourse in the chilly but beautiful November sunshine. Regional Fundraiser Cerys Sadler tells us more.
Last week Her Majesty The Queen visited RAF Lossiemouth. She was presented with flowers from eight-year-old Lennon Gallagher who attends our Airplay programme at the station.
A team made up of RAF personnel and soldiers recently completed a 102-mile run to raise money for our work and ABF The Soldiers' Charity. Warrant Officer Phil Marland, who took part, tells us more.
Corporal Martin Atkinson from RAF Brize Norton is from an RAF family. In this guest blog, Martin tells us about the significance of Remembrance Day to him.
"I'm glad God's not deaf," said Wally Banford, 84, as he was fitted for hearing aids. Wally contacted the RAF Benevolent Fund this summer for help with hearing aids and we arranged for him to visit the headquarters of Starkey, a world leader in hearing aids.
On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Sergeant Lee Wrake was just 19 when he landed on Omaha Beach. He was responsible for transporting vehicles safely onto shore. It was during this time that he saved a drowning man who was hit in the stomach and then Lee himself was hit in the chest by shrapnel. Every Remembrance Day Lee remembers his fallen colleagues who lost their lives on D-Day.
Clayton MacLean from Ruislip was one of our nine runners that took part in the Great South Run last Sunday. Here he tells us what the experience was like.
On Sunday 25 October RAF Reservist Allan Dillon took part in the Great South Run to raise money for our work. In this guest blog, Allan tells us why he chose to run in aid of our charity.
Steve and Mari Green are just one of many RAF families the RAF Benevolent Fund has helped. We bought the family a house and adapted it to make getting around easier for Steve who suffers from a spinal injury.
RAF wife Alexandra Goldstraw will be embarking on an exciting challenge this month along with her sister Jessica and brother Chris in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Their challenge will see each of them competing in running events across the world and in this guest blog, Alexandra tells us more about her family's 'Three Continents Challenge'.
Last month Pauline Evans who works at RAF Lossiemouth took part in the Baxters Running Festival to raise money for our work. In this guest blog, Pauline tells us more.
100 years ago today on 6 October 1914, No. 6 Squadron of the Royal Flying Corps made its first ever operational deployment.
A team from 99 Squadron, RAF Brize Norton, will be setting out on a 100-mile trek in October to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In a guest blog, team member Corporal Martin Atkinson tells us more.