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  • Gunner in Second World War
    Celebrating the RAF Regiment's history at the RAF Honington Heritage Centre

    Short of serving in the Regiment, there simply is no better place to learn about the history and role of the RAF Regiment than the Heritage Centre at RAF Honington.

  • Stephen Ashcroft
    Injured Afghanistan veteran back on track with charity and Barclays support

    Life is back on track for injured RAF veteran Stephen Ashcroft of Cheshire, thanks to a new partnership between the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and Barclays.  

  • Jacqui Thompson
    Unveiling the Bastion Memorial to remember those killed in Afghanistan

    On Thursday RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Jacqui Thompson attended the service of rededication for the Bastion Memorial at the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire. In this guest blog she describes the day.

  • Afghanistan Service of Commemoration
    Remembering the RAF personnel who served in Afghanistan

    On Friday a service of commemoration was held at St Paul's Cathedral to mark the end of UK involvement in the conflict in Afghanistan. RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador, Jacqui Thompson, whose husband Gary, was killed while serving with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan was there and tells us about the day in this blog.

  • Stuart and Amy
    Valentine's special: Amy and Stuart

    In our second Valentine's blog celebrating RAF couples, we bring you the story of former RAF Corporal Amy Robinson and her husband Stuart.

  • Luke looks forward to the 'experience of a lifetime' at the Invictus 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.

  • Mike sets his sights on Invictus Games

    The Invictus Games comes to London this September, giving injured servicemen and women from all over the world an opportunity to compete in nine sports including athletics, archery, road cycling and powerlifting. Former SAC Mike Goody, who was supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund after he was injured in an IED explosion in Afghanistan, hopes to go for Gold in the swimming competition for Team GB. He tells us more.

  • Three marathons in a row

    Adam Keen is running three marathons in four days in memory of Ryan Tomlin, who died in Afghanistan. Adam tells us more in this blog.

  • Family and Christmas

    This Christmas many RAF personnel will be deployed overseas, and will be sorely missed by their loved ones. Yvonne, whose husband Andy is serving in Afghanistan, talks about Christmas without him in this blog.

  • Missing man bike ride – part 2

    Helen Wright has recently completed a bike ride in memory of her friend, Squadron Leader Ant Downing, who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan. Helen tells how the ride went in this blog.

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