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  • "It was a sight and sound that would never be forgotten"

    Flight Lieutenant Len Thorne was 24 at the time of D-Day. Although he did not fly over to the coast of Normandy, in an extract from his notes, Len describes the scene of watching aircraft taking off as part of the RAF's air operations.

  • My role as a Care Services Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund

    John Hickson works in our Care Services team and has been working for the Fund since 2012. In this guest blog, John tells us more about his role.

  • Our fundraising cycle ride through London

    A team from the RAF Medical Services are taking part in the Nightrider London cycle ride next month, a 100km moonlit cycle ride past London's iconic landmarks, to raise money for our work.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund picks up £100,000 at special Edinburgh Castle Ceremony

    Last night the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund hosted a special event in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. Prior to a moving Beat Retreat ceremony, performed by Royal Air Force Leuchars Pipes and Drums, the leading RAF welfare charity received cheques totalling over £100,000 from RAF Leuchars and Douglas Laing & Co.

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  • My MaRAFon to support the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Norman Macintosh is the organiser of MaRAFon 2014, an event that was held last month to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this guest blog, Norman tells us how he came up with the idea for the event.

  • My RHS Malvern show garden in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Martyn Wilson is one of four amateur garden designers who have been selected to create a centrepiece show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Martyn from Worcester, wowed judges of the Festival Gardens initiative and beat off fierce competition to obtain a £3,000 bursary.

  • Former RAF airman to showcase garden at RHS Malvern in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Former RAF Senior Aircraftsman Martyn Wilson is one of four amateur garden designers who have been selected to create a centrepiece show garden at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

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  • Airplay team's bike challenge for RAF96

    The Airplay Youth Support management team are raising money for us as part of RAF96 by doing a static bike challenge on 9 May. In a guest blog, Airplay Area Youth Work Co-ordinator Mark Davis tells us more about the challenge and our Airplay programme.

  • Bronze Software Labs wins 'Most Innovative' award

    Ever wondered what it was like to pilot a Spitfire? Bronze Software Labs created an augmented reality app, enabling viewers to experience the iconic British aircraft and raise funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund at the same time. Their brilliant app and generous support were recognised by the RAF Benevolent Fund yesterday evening with an award for Most Innovative Corporate Fundraising.

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  • RAF Marham fundraising group win top award

    A small team of dedicated fundraisers from RAF Marham won the 'Volunteer Fundraising Team of the Year' award from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund yesterday evening.

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