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  • 5th anniversary of the Bomber Command Memorial
    Veterans gather at the Bomber Command Memorial to honour 55,573 fallen airmen

    On Sunday more than 100 people gathered in Green Park at a ceremony to honour the 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who died during the Second World War.

  • Royal Ascot's Armed Forces Day
    Royal Ascot honours military personnel and charities for Armed Forces Day

    For the fifth year running military personnel once again joined racegoers for Royal Ascot's unofficial Armed Forces Day.

    Press Release

  • Maria Clark's fundraiser
    Barking mad fundraiser!

    Last month, dog enthusiast Maria Clark organised a competition with a difference! Inspired by Crufts, Maria took to the internet and arranged an online dog show, all to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • John Wright and his son Lewis
    Fathers who serve: Sergeant John Wright

    As dads everywhere celebrate Father's Day, we are proud to have supported so many RAF dads and their families. One such dad is Sergeant John Wright who is currently serving at RRH Buchan. We recently adapted John's home to help with the care of his son Lewis who has complex needs.

  • Joanna Martin and her Hairy Haggis relay team
    Hairy Haggis runners ramp up the support

    Last month the Hairy Haggis Team Relay took place, as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, with the RAF Benevolent Fund enjoying support from 14 teams.

  • Judi Dench
    Dame Judi Dench opens our anticipated raffle of a limited edition Aston Martin

    Dame Judi Dench has teamed up with the RAF Benevolent Fund to officially open our anticipated raffle where one lucky winner will drive away a rare Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows limited edition car.

    Press Release

  • We're working with Cruse Bereavement Care
    Being a volunteer bereavement counsellor

    As we continue to celebrate National Volunteers' Week, we're working with other charity partners to deliver support to RAF veterans and serving personnel. Next month we're launching a new bereavement programme in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care.

  •  Mechanics servicing the engine of a Hawker Hurricane I of 501 Squadron
    The RAF's hard battle to support the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk

    The story of the Dunkirk evacuation hits the big screen next month in a new film. During the Second World War, a myth began to circulate that the RAF did not do enough to protect the troops that were trapped on the beaches and the fleet of vessels trying to evacuate them.

  • Jonny McNee
    Celebrating our brilliant volunteers

    This Volunteers' Week, our supporters across the UK will be continuing their incredible efforts to raise awareness of the RAF Benevolent Fund and the work that we do. Jonny McNee is one such supporter, who has been volunteering for us for six years.

  • David Scott
    Supporter braves challenging weather to complete Cairngorm to Coast

    Earlier this month the annual Cairngorm to Coast challenge took place with participants braving torrential rain to undertake a 30km hike and 70km bike ride for our charity. David Scott, the first cyclist over the line, recounts his journey.

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