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  • Top 10 blogs of 2013

    We had lots of great blogs on our website in 2013. Here, we've picked our 10 favourites.

  • 2013 in review

    2013 was a busy year for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Here's a round up of some of the events, activities and fundraising that took place this year.

  • Our family's special Christmas

    Corporal Jason Bunker is just one of many RAF personnel who'll be spending Christmas away from their families. In this guest blog, his children Keeley and Elliot tell us how they've split Christmas into parts so that they don't miss out on getting to spend Christmas with their dad.

  • Children's postcards to the troops wing their way to Afghanistan in time for Christmas day

    An RAF flight, bound for Camp Bastion, today left RAF Brize Norton carrying hundreds of postcards from schoolchildren up and down the country to the troops serving out in Afghanistan.

    Press Release

  • How our RAF family will be celebrating Christmas

    At Christmas there are many RAF personnel who are away from their families. Sisters Alice, Megan and Charlotte Cunningham know what that's like as their dad is currently serving in Afghanistan.

  • Response to Government's announcement about the LIBOR Fund

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a further £381,968 from the LIBOR Fund.

    Press Release

  • Another magnificent year at the British Military Tournament

    Once again this year's British Military Tournament was another unforgettable weekend which showed our Armed Forces at their best.

  • Douglas Laing & Co launch special charity malt

    Douglas Laing and Co, the leading independent Scotch Whisky specialists have today announced the release of their annual charity bottling – a Braeval 12 Years Old Single Sherry Cask with all profits going to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

    Press Release

  • My lovely stay at Seacot House

    Rick Johnson and his family recently stayed at our seaside cottage Seacot House that provides a home away from home for RAF families looking for a break by the coast. In this guest blog, Rick tells us about his stay.

  • RAF team begin tough Atlantic Ocean race

    Today a team of RAF personnel from 216 Squadron and 47 Squadron began the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge, a rowing race from San Sebastián de la Gomera in the Canary Islands to Antigua. Atlantic Forces team member, Howard Raw, tells us more about the challenge and why his team wanted to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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