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  • John Robertson
    Anchors away for RAF veteran in Rio Paralympics

    It's anchors away for Sunderland resident and RAF veteran John Robertson, who will be sailing in this year's Paralympics in Rio. This will be the fourth Paralympics for John and teammates Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas.

  • Danny & MIke
    RAF Lossiemouth airmen go to herculean efforts for the Fund

    Baxters Marathon and Paris to Geneva cycle challenges await RAF Lossiemouth men.

  • Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr
    Seventy-fifth anniversary of 'High Flight'

    "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..." So begins 'High Flight,' perhaps the most renowned aviation poem, written by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr, in August 1941.

  • Summer activities at RAF Valley
    Airplay kids enjoy fun-packed summer activities at RAF Valley

    At RAF Valley, thanks to the support of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the youngsters at Airplay were able to enjoy four weeks of fun-packed activities.

  • Sqn Ldr Phil Holdcroft alongside his wife, Beth and daughters Isla and Bella
    Helping Little Isla's Family

    Learning of his daughter's cancer diagnosis confirmed Sqn Ldr Phil Holdcroft and his wife Beth's worst nightmares. Their youngest daughter Isla now had a gruelling fight on her hands to overcome leukaemia and endure the aggressive treatment that would follow.

  • Charity football match marks its third year in memory of Andy Hallam
    Annual memorial football match raises more than £10,000 in three years

    For Phil Hallam, 28, loss is something he has been struck with twice in his relatively short life. The passing of his mother and then later his brother was devastating, but when Phil received a letter along with a cheque from the RAF Benevolent Fund, it eased some of those initial financial pressures.

  • David's father, Andrew
    Cyclist rides to remember his RAF father and WAAF mother

    For David competing in RideLondon was a poignant challenge, undertaken in memory of his parents who served with the RAF.

  • Jack and Mary Perry
    "His burns never bothered me but people did stare"

    Mary Perry met her husband Jack after he was severely burned when his Halifax bomber crashed in 1944. Mary saw past his injuries to marry the handsome 19-year-old Flight Engineer 66 years ago. She tells us why she saw past the disfigurements when others struggled.

  • Robert 'Mac' Mathieson, member of the Guinea Pig Club
    "Archibald McIndoe did change my life, he made life worth living"

    At 22-years-old, Robert 'Mac' Mathieson was left blinded when his Lancaster's windscreen suddenly exploded. Due to the nature of Mac's injuries, he was treated by the pioneering plastic surgeon Archibald McIndoe, becoming one of his 'guinea pigs.'

  • Ali Fisher on her Ultra Marathon
    Flight Sergeant Ali takes on a year of challenges charity

    Flight Sergeant Ali Fisher of RAF Marham, is no stranger to physical feats. This year however sees her completing a year of challenges, all in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund and The Royal British Legion.

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