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  • Team RAFBF Lossiemouth get ready to fundraise for RAF96

    A volunteer fundraising group based at RAF Lossiemouth is getting involved in our RAF96 celebrations by hosting a range of fundraising activities to support our work. In a guest blog, Karen Cox, a member of Team RAFBF Lossiemouth, tells us more.

  • Get ready to feel 'The Burn'

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has been chosen as the nominated charity for a superb new company called Revolution Runs who on 18 May will be hosting a new challenge event called 'The Burn'. Welsh International rugby player Adam Jones is one of the organisers of The Burn and in a guest blog he tells us more about it.

  • I'm running the London Marathon to make a difference to the RAF family

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Director of Welfare and Policy, Paul Hughesdon is taking part in the Virgin Money London Marathon this April to raise money for the Fund and for the RAF Association. Paul tells us more.

  • Great Escape 70th anniversary film screening
    World War Two POWs recall 'The Great Escape' at Special 70th Anniversary Film Screening

    World War Two prisoners of war Jack Lyon, aged 96, and Charles Clarke, aged 90, shared their recollections of ‘The Great Escape’ at a special screening of the film to mark the 70th anniversary of the bid for freedom from the infamous POW camp Stalag Luft III.

    Press Release

  • Being an apprentice for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    This week is National Apprenticeship Week, a week that celebrates the contribution made by apprentices. Rebecca Grosvenor is an apprentice at the RAF Benevolent Fund and in this guest blog she tells us more about her role and what she enjoys about working at the Fund.

  • How I'll be raising money for RAF96

    Across the UK people have been signing up to take part in our RAF96 fundraising celebrations. Andrew Russell is one of many getting involved and in this guest blog, Andrew tells us more about how he'll be raising money for us.

  • RAF chef's trek to Machu Picchu in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    RAF chef Richy Hartley is raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund by doing the Inca trek to Machu Picchu. In this guest blog, Richy tells us more about his challenge and how his training and preparations for it have been coming along.

  • Esrskine home named after Battle of Britain pilot

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Regional Director of Scotland and Northern Ireland has chosen the name Sir Alan Smith for an RAF veteran's bungalow in Erskine.

    Press Release

  • Valentine's blog: Why Valentine's Day is so special for me and my wife

    This Valentine's Day we continue to celebrate RAF couples. For Alan and Pat Parker, Valentine's Day was the day they got together and this year the couple will celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary. Alan tells us more.

  • Royal Air Force War Artist in Afghanistan sketches life behind the scenes

    Sara Waymont has been visiting parts of the Royal Air Force 83 Expeditionary Air Group including 617 'Dambusters' Squadron to record the work of the RAF and raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Press Release

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