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  • Waddington Air Show took me back to my RAF childhood

    RAF widow Caroline Davidson recently attended the Waddington Air Show. In this guest blog she describes what the day was like.

  • Memorial stone unveiled to commemorate brave World War II pilot

    A memorial stone has been unveiled to mark the spot where RAF Battle of Britain pilot Flight Lieutenant Richard Carew Reynell fell to his death from his Hurricane aircraft.

  • Airfix launch Hawk design competition in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Model kit manufacturer Airfix are running a special competition where one lucky person will get the chance to see their Hawk aircraft design turned into a real model kit next year.

  • The fun I had at Airplay

    Louis Wicks-Randy, 13, shares his experience of being a member of our Airplay programme in this guest blog.

  • Fundraiser's car rally challenge for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Flying Officer Tom Stratton is taking part in the Mongol Car Rally with two friends to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this guest blog, he tells us more about the event and why he's raising money for our charity.

  • Response to Prime Minister's announcement about the Libor Fund

    As the Royal Air Force's leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund is very pleased that the Government previously agreed to use some of the LIBOR funds for the benefit of members of the Armed Forces community.

  • Mary Stopes Roe
    Was the Dambusters raid a success?

    In an exclusive interview with Mary Stopes Roe, daughter of bouncing bomb inventor Barnes Wallis, we asked her for her thoughts on whether the Dambusters raid was a success.

  • Les Munro
    Les Munro Turns Back

    In an exclusive interview with the RAF Benevolent Fund New Zealand pilot Les Munro, one of the last surviving members of the Dambusters, tells the story of how he and his crew made the decision to turn back after being hit crossing the Dutch coast.

  • WWII Lancaster aircraft
    "Powerful waves shone out silver in the moonlight"

    Although significant losses were sustained by 617 Squadron on the Dambusters raid of 16 and 17 May 1943, the damage that the Lancasters inflicted on their targets was also great. A number of German civilians gave their accounts of what unfolded in the minutes and hours after the raid.

  • Ascot racegoers show huge support for the Armed Forces

    For the first time in the history of Royal Ascot, a charitable collection took place for the brave men and women of our Armed Forces and their families at the Friday meeting.

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