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  • "Sharing the good work of the RAF Benevolent Fund"

    Samantha Budde is our Public Relations Officer who began working for the Fund in February. In this guest blog, Samantha tells us about her role and about her first few months working for the charity.

  • The Garden Centre Group digs deep for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Garden Centre Group is bringing patriotism to flower beds across the country with the launch of their red, white, and blue themed seed packets commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War and honouring those who served their country both then and now.

    Press Release

  • Woolaston veteran launches 'eggsellent' fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Retired RAF Squadron Leader Brian Gibbs has been joined in his fundraising efforts for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund by some very unusual ladies – his flock of 13 laying hens and three ducks!

    Press Release

  • My motorcycling adventure in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    This September a mammoth motorcycle ride to the Netherlands is taking place to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Motorcycle Outreach. In this blog the organiser, Simon Dufton, tells us more about this motorcycling adventure.

  • Celebrations across the country for the Royal Air Force's 96th Birthday!

    The Royal Air Force celebrates its 96th birthday on 1 April and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is leading the charge in the celebrations.

    Press Release

  • My Tuscany cycle challenge to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Wing Commander John Shields from RAF High Wycombe is taking part in a tough cycle challenge through Tuscany along with a few of his colleagues to raise money for our work.

  • What I'll be looking forward to this Mother's Day

    Chris Devine knows only too well how difficult it is juggling family life but with three grown-up children, rather than taking things easy, Chris adopted three children, two of whom have learning disabilities. Chris has also fostered two four-year-olds and an 18-month-old baby. Chris tells us why this Mother's Day she's looking forward to being at home with her former RAF daughter, Annie.

  • Being an RAF mum

    In the run-up to Mother's Day, we're celebrating RAF mums. Sgt Pers Spt Lisa Purves is a mum of two based at RAF Brize Norton. In this guest blog, Lisa tells us about her life as an RAF mum and what she's looking forward to on Mother's Day.

  • Squadron Leader Roger Bushell
    Remembering the men of the Great Escape

    Today we remember the 50 men who were murdered by the Gestapo after escaping from Stalag Luft III in the Great Escape.

  • Stalag Luft III
    "We will remember them"

    Author and historian Steve Darlow today joined air force veterans at Stalag Luft III, Zagan, Poland to mark the 70th Anniversary of the Great Escape. 

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