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  • Veterans reunited

    Two veterans were reunited at Leuchars over the weekend. John Cruickshank, the last surviving holder of a Royal Air Force Victoria Cross was reunited with a Catalina flying boat in which he successfully sunk a German U Boat, U-347 after an amazing tussle over the Arctic Ocean almost 70 years ago.

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  • Barcelona to Bournemouth cycle challenge

    An inspirational supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund has organised a mammoth cycle challenge this month to raise money for us. In this guest blog SAC Paul Heaton tells us more about it.

  • RTSA's Land's End to John O'Groats cycle challenge for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Five members of the Royal Air Force Release to Service Authority (RTSA) will be cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Schoolgirl wins competition to design the new Airfix Hawk model, raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Fourteen year old Heather Morien from Seaghill, Northumberland, has won a competition to design a new Airfix model Hawk aircraft.

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  • Choosing the winning design of the Airfix Hawk design competition

    Jon Heard, Trust and Major Donor Fundraiser at the RAF Benevolent Fund, was one of the judges of Airfix's Hawk design competition. In his guest blog, he tells us how the judges chose their winner.

  • My Merlin 1000 cycle adventure

    Sgt Stephanie Cole was one of 14 cyclists who took part in the Merlin 1000 to raise money for us and three other charities. In this guest blog, she looks back on the challenge that covered 1000 miles over four countries.

  • My family's "magical" experience at the special screening of Planes

    Jo Hampson and her family were one of several RAF families who attended our special screening of Disney’s Planes. In this guest blog, Jo tells us what she and her family enjoyed about the screening.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund supported by RAF Valley

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has been presented with a cheque for £10,000 from RAF Valley fundraisers.

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  • Commemorative walk to mark the 70th Anniversary of famous WWII raid

    This Saturday (the 17th August), exactly 70 years after RAF Bomber Command aircrews carried out the famous Peenemünde raid, a seven-man 'crew' will carry out a sponsored walk in memory of the 243 men who lost their lives in the famous raid.

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  • Team RAFBF Spitfire wins at Cowes Week 2013

    On the back of winning their class in the famous Round the Island Race and then finishing third in the UK National Championships, Team RAFBF Spitfire won the J70 Class at Cowes Week. The team's manager and skipper Wing Commander Simon Ling tells us what it was like to compete at the event.

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