To mark the 80th anniversary of the Supermarine Spitfire's first flight, Aston Martin Cambridge has commissioned a limited edition collection of eight V12 Vantage S Spitfire 80 models.
Flying Officer Desmond O'Connell was just 19-years-old when he joined the RAF as a Volunteer Reserve before the war started. Aged 21, his unit was sent to sink the Bismarck, a mission that would see him become one of the founding members of The Guinea Pig Club.
Shirley McDonald, a long time supporter from Hampshire, tells us of her most recent fundraising efforts, and why the RAF Benevolent Fund is her charity of choice.
Since 2010, more than 100 trusts, foundations, livery companies and other grant-making organisations have contributed around £3.5 million to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Group Captain Mike Neville, Director of Strategy and Fundraising at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, tells us about the recent opening of the MOD Lyneham Garden of Remembrance.
To mark HM The Queen's 90th birthday, over 50 children at RAF Lossiemouth attended a special party in her honour.
Reconnaissance – the ability to gather information on enemy forces – was catapulted into the modern era during the First World War with advances in aviation and photography.
Having paid for his own flying lessons just three years before the Battle of the Somme, Welshman Lionel Rees had no idea what lay ahead of him on the first day of the battle.
Serving as aircrew in the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) was one of the most dangerous roles in the First World War. Aviation was still a very new science, training was minimal, safety systems were basic to non-existent, and the aircraft themselves incredibly basic and fragile.
In the week before the land battle began of the Battle of the Somme, the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) had been tasked with maintaining air superiority, gathering reconnaissance, and directing the British artillery bombardment of the German front line.