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Bomber Command Memorial

  • Bomber Command Veteran Jack Watson Remembrance RAF Benevolent Fund
    Remembrance is so important, it transcends everything

    For Bomber Command veteran Jack Watson Remembrance Sunday has always been a day of quiet reflection. So this year will be no different, despite the COVID-19 restrictions as he looks forward to watching the national commemorations while remembering his own, personal story.

  • Memorial Of Tolerance Visit
    Bomber Command veterans visit Holland to commemorate Operation Manna

    Earlier this month, Second World War Bomber Command veterans, Jack Cook and Tom Rogers were accompanied by Jim Dooley and Mark Montgomery, as guests of honour, joining an international service at the Memorial of Tolerance in Haalen, Holland.

  • George Dunn Battle of Britain
    Second World War pilot urges RAF veterans to get in touch

    Second World War pilot George Dunn DFC spoke to Thales' staff earlier this week and explained why the RAF Benevolent Fund's appeal is so important.

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Why the men of Bomber Command must never be forgotten

    Before any troops even set foot on the beaches on 6 June 1944, Bomber Command had already lost almost 300 aircraft and 2,000 men (1,500 killed) attacking invasion targets. Wing Commander John Bell MBE tells us about the significant contribution made by the RAF and Bomber Command in D-Day and why this must never be forgotten.

  • Jo Lancaster ready to cut the cake on his 100th Birthday
    RAF Bomber Command veteran turns 100

    On Monday 4 February 2019, RAF veteran John Oliver 'Jo' Lancaster celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by friends, family and his comrades from Bomber Command at Princess Marina House in Rustington.

  • Air Vice-Marshal David Murray inspects the Memorial
    Well-wishers donate more than £20,000 for Bomber Command Memorial repairs

    Public reaction to the vandalism of Bomber Command Memorial has been overwhelming with support flooding in from around the world.

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Statement: Bomber Command Memorial damage

    We have been overwhelmed by the public's response to the vandalism carried out at the Bomber Command Memorial on Sunday night. The incredible generosity of our supporters has seen more than £11,000 in donations made to help cover the costs of the repair work.

  • Harry Irons
    Tributes paid to Bomber Command veteran Harry Irons

    All at the RAF Benevolent Fund are mourning the loss of Harry Irons DFC - one of the greatest supporters of the Bomber Command Memorial – after he passed away this weekend.

  • Warrant Officer Chick Chandler and Wing Commander John Bell
    Veteran remember 55,573 Bomber Command comrades

    More than 200 Bomber Command veterans and their families gathered to remember their fallen comrades at a service at Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park today.

  • Gordon Mellor and fellow Bomber Command veterans with Carol Vorderman
    Tributes paid to Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor

    Staff and trustees at the RAF Benevolent Fund were saddened to hear about the passing of Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor, who campaigned tirelessly to see a lasting memorial built to the brave men of Bomber Command, determined that their legacy would never be forgotten.

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