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.
Flight Lieutenant Dan Stendall last month took part in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Canada representing Team GB. In this guest blog, Dan tells us more about his RAF career, coping with PTSD and being a world triathlete.
Battle of Britain pilot Jimmy Corbin DFC was made a Freeman of Maidstone in 2010, only the 38th person to be honoured in more than a century. After his death in 2012, the RAF Benevolent Fund was able to help Jimmy's wife, Jeanne, who after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's, was finding it more and more difficult to cope at home. Jimmy’s daughter Margot explains how we helped her family during a very difficult time.
Flight Lieutenant Jimmy Corbin DFC had just 29 hours' flying time in the Spitfire when he joined No. 66 Squadron during the Battle of Britain. Jimmy sadly passed away in 2012 but his youngest daughter, Margot, shares some memories of her heroic father who was the last of the ten Battle of Britain Spitfire pilots, known as Churchill’s 'The Few'.
The late Wing Commander Bob Foster gives his reasons for why the RAF ultimately defeated the Luftwaffe in the skies above Britain.
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.
The late 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.
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.
Spitfire pilot and Battle of Britain veteran Nigel Rose, tells us about one of his closest shaves in the Battle.
The late 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.
The late 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.