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  • 'Missing man' bike ride

    Helen Wright is raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund on a bike ride in memory of a friend who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

  • Gunners' football match in memory of fallen comrade

    SAC Ryan Tomlin of the RAF Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on 13 February 2012. In his memory some fellow Regiment gunners are organising a charity football match to support the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • RAF mum – the best job in the world

    This Mother's Day we're celebrating RAF mums, so we've asked a mum from RAF Lossiemouth to blog for us. Karen Cox tells more in this blog.

  • Jacqui receives award from Prince Harry

    Jacqui Thompson's husband, Gary, was killed while serving with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan. Since then she has worked tirelessly for the RAF Benevolent Fund. To recognise her achievements Jacqui received an award from Prince Harry at RAF Honington. Jacqui tells us more in this blog.

  • 147 miles in memory

    Squadron Leader Anthony Downing died in December from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. His friend, Jo Kilkenny, is running 147 miles in his memory to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Fundraising from Afghanistan

    Gaz Ritchie is currently deployed to Afghanistan from RAF Lossiemouth, where his young son is participating in our Airplay project. While he’s deployed, Gaz will be fundraising for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Afghan blog, part 3: making a difference

    In his final blog post from his recent Afghan deployment, Wing Commander Simon Ling tells us the NATO presence is making a difference to the people of Afghanistan.

  • Afghan blog, part 2: the RAF's Medical Emergency Response Team

    In his second of three blog posts from his recent Afghan deployment, Wing Commander Simon Ling tells us about the work of the RAF's Medical Emergency Response Team.

  • Afghan blog, part 1: from Kabul to Helmand

    Wing Commander Simon Ling, a long time supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund, has just completed a six month Afghan deployment as part of a tri-service logistics team. In the first of three blogs, Simon reveals his impressions of Afghanistan.

  • Two minutes silence

    Jacqui Thompson's husband, Gary, was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 while serving with the RAF Regiment. The RAF Benevolent Fund was there for Jacqui and her daughters at this difficult time. Jacqui tells us what the two minutes silence on Remembrance Day means to her.

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