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Serving breaks

Holiday accommodation available across the UK for serving personnel and their families

We know how stressful Service life can be. Deployment, separation, and continuous moves can all add to pressures at work and home. To help, the RAF Benevolent Fund are offering subsidised breaks across the UK to serving personnel and their families. All properties are available at affordable rates starting from £252 a week.

All serving breaks are subject to government guidance found here www.gov.uk/government/news/covid-19-essential-travel-guidance.

The serving breaks will run on selected weeks during the 2021 summer holidays and will offer an opportunity to rent holiday accommodation in many popular UK locations. Priority will be given to serving personnel and families with a welfare need.

Locations

Hammer Bank Lodge, Windermere

Hammer Bank Lodge

Available during the 2021 summer school holidays.

Ideal for families, this wonderful home at the heart of the Lake District boasts two warm cosy sitting rooms, one leading to a delightful enclosed garden, a modern kitchen with dining area, three lovely bedrooms and a spacious bathroom.

A real home from home, full of character, charm and those extra touches that make a memorable holiday. The location is just a few minutes' walk from a variety of shops and restaurants and attractions in Windermere.

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Rose Cottage, Loch Ness

Rose Cottage

Available during the 2021 summer school holidays.

A warm Highland welcome awaits you at this holiday property, located in the Beaufort Estate near Loch Ness. It enjoys a tranquil setting only a few miles from Beauly in the heart of the Scottish Highlands and without doubt, make a super base for exploring the many attractions and activities this area has to offer.

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Awel Y Mor, Llandudno

Awel y Mor

Available during 2021 summer school holiday period.

This traditional terraced property is situated close to the sandy beaches of Llandudno's West Shore in the quieter end of town.

Llandudno is packed with holiday activities, take a stroll on the pier, catch a show at the Venue Cymru theatre, explore the beautiful Great Orme and take the UK's longest cable car to the summit. The historic town of Conwy is only a short journey away.

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Accessible bungalow, Bognor Regis

Butlins Resort

Available during 2021 summer school holiday period.

The beautiful bungalow on a private estate has been purpose built to provide holiday accommodation for wheelchair users with their families. Shops are half a mile away and the beach is five minutes away with an access ramp for wheelchairs.

Bognor Regis has a pier, park, zoo and leisure centre. Arundel Castle, Climping Beach, Littlehampton, Worthing and Chichester are within easy reach with Brighton, Portsmouth and Southsea not too far away. Bosham is very picturesque and the Roman Palace at Fishbourne is accessible to wheelchairs.

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Boreham Bridge Barn, Ninfield

Butlins Resort

Available during 2021 summer school holiday period.

History enthusiasts will find plenty to explore from this barn conversion, with Pevensey and Herstmonceux castles, and Battle all within easy reach.

Explore the rolling countryside and take a ride on the Kent and Sussex steam railway, which can take you to the fairytale moated castle at Bodiam. Enjoy the coast at Hastings with its fishing fleet, pier and iconic net huts. Camber Sands offers miles of golden sand dunes and an opportunity to polish up your kite surfing skills, and Eastbourne at the foot of the South Downs also makes for a great day out. From Battle, there are good train links into London if you fancy a spot of sightseeing.

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Booking

To apply for a break, please download our Serving Breaks application form. The application is best completed on a desktop or laptop computer. The document should open automatically if you have a PDF viewer installed on your computer. If you are using a compatible internet browser such as Google Chrome or Internet Explorer, the PDF will open in your browser. Please save the document to your computer so to be able to attach the document to an email.

If attempting to open the application on a mobile or tablet device, please save the PDF to the device itself and open in a compatible PDF viewer. Most devices come with this already installed. Without doing this you may find that the application does not open in its fully editable format.

Please DO NOT print off and complete the application by hand.

Photo RAF ID Card

We require proof of current RAF Service to accompany your application. If you have access to a scanner, please scan the photo RAF ID Card. Alternatively, taking a picture of the photo RAF ID Card on a mobile or tablet is perfectly acceptable so long as it is still readable.

Without this we will not be able to process your application.

Sending us your application and photo RAF ID Card

Please send us your application and photo RAF ID Card by attaching them to the same email and sending to: servingbreaks@rafbf.org.uk.

If you have any further questions, please email or call us on 0300 102 1919.

Privacy notice

The RAF Benevolent Fund is committed to ensuring that we handle all data which we hold about you, in a safe, secure and responsible manner and in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018.

  • We need some personal information from you to enable us to process your application for a serving break.
  • We have designed the application form so that we only ask for the data that is relevant and limited to what we need in order to assess your application. Your data will not be used for any other purpose other than assessing your application, unless there is legal reason for us to do so. Your data in this application may be reviewed if you make a separate future break application.
  • We ask for your consent to process the application and explicitly seek your consent to process special categories of personal data which you may have provided in connection with your application. Special categories of data include health data, ethnic origin, genetic/biometric identifiers, religious, philosophical or political views, trade union membership, and sexual orientation. By giving us consent, you will have made it clear that we can proceed with processing your application. You can withdraw this consent at any time by contacting us at welfareservices@rafbf.org.uk and if you do, we will stop any further work on your application.
  • In addition to your completed application form, we require proof of current RAF Service. We need this to be sure of your identity and we have a legal obligation to ask you to supply this information. Without proof of current RAF service, we cannot process your application.
  • Your data will only be available to RAF Benevolent Fund welfare personnel for the purpose of assessing your application and our online booking provider and property owners for the purpose of booking your break.
  • We will store your data securely on our database for seven years after our last contact with you.
  • For more information about data protection, your rights and how we manage personal data, please visit www.rafbf.org/privacy.

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