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Bomber Command Memorial

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    Bomber Command Memorial vandalism – statement

    As the guardian of the Bomber Command Memorial, the RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear it has been vandalised. 

  • Thanking our trust supporters
    Thanking our trust supporters

    Since 2010, more than 100 trusts, foundations, livery companies and other grant-making organisations have contributed around £3.5 million to the RAF Benevolent Fund.  

  • Bomber Command veterans at the Bomber Command Memorial
    Veterans mark the fourth anniversary of the Bomber Command Memorial

    Today marks the fourth anniversary of the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial. We held a special service at the memorial on Sunday 26 June to mark this anniversary and were joined by more than 25 Bomber Command veterans who paid their respects to their fallen comrades.

  • Graeme Munro, son of Les Munro
    "My father would have been truly humbled by all the messages of thanks"

    When the late Dambusters pilot Les Munro sold his precious medals to help maintain the Bomber Command Memorial we were inundated with messages of thanks from all over the world, which we turned into a book of gratitude. 

  • Les Munro
    In tribute to Les Munro

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear of the death of Les Munro, the last surviving Dambusters pilot.

  • Australian RAF veterans lay a wreath at Bomber Command Memorial
    Australian RAF veterans lay wreath at Bomber Command Memorial

    Seventy years since they left these shores, a group of Australian Second World War veterans returned recently to join the national commemorations of VE Day.

  • RAF veteran Les Munro
    Last Dambuster pilot Les Munro accepts £75,000 Ashcroft medals offer

    Les Munro, the last surviving Dambusters pilot, has accepted Lord Ashcroft's offer to donate £75,000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund in return for gifting his decorations and medals to a museum in his native New Zealand. Mr Munro's decorations and medals will now not be auctioned.

  • RAF veteran Les Munro
    Statement from Les Munro on the auction of his medals and log books

    We are enormously grateful to Les Munro for the donation of his medals and logbooks, which will help the RAF Benevolent Fund preserve the Bomber Command Memorial and the legacy of Bomber Command, so that the sacrifices made by these brave young men will not be forgotten.

  • 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 it must never be forgotten.

  • The day thousands paid their respects to Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival

    Today Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival was laid to rest. It was thought that Harold had no remaining family and that nobody would be at his funeral. However, after the story was shared on social media, thousands turned out to pay their respects. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp, who attended the funeral, tells us more.

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