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  • Dunkirk premiere
    Top 10 blogs of 2017

    We had lots of great blogs on our website in 2017. Find out which ones were in our top 10.

  • Huguette Roilliard
    Lifetime RAF devotee leaves a legacy of support

    For French woman Mdme Huguette Rouillard there was nothing better than an afternoon spent with her RAF friends. Hers was a passion which had begun as a girl growing up during the Second World War and endured for a lifetime.

  • Cruse Bereavement Care
    If you're missing loved ones this Christmas there is help at hand

    Cruse Bereavement Care is just one of the specialist agencies the RAF Benevolent Fund works with to support RAF personnel past and present.

  • Couples hands
    "We're looking forward to a true family Christmas"

    As an RAF wife I've had to get used to my husband going away on deployment but this time, his first since our children were born, brought with it a whole new set of challenges I hadn't experienced before and wasn't well prepared for.

  • Ian Park and his wife Susan
    RAF veteran can look forward to Christmas in comfort

    Former RAF telecoms operator Ian Park says works to adapt  his home and ensure he can live on one floor have 'changed his life'.

  • Gwladys Anderson and her husband
    Keeping Gwladys warm this winter

    When 95-year-old Gwladys Anderson's boiler broke down just before Christmas 2016, festivities at the old stone house in Crail, Fife, were all but over.

  • Henry Conway meeting Stan Hartill
    Two unlikely friends: When Stan met Henry

    We all like to receive nice gifts on our birthday, but when Henry Conway turned six, he asked for something a little different.

  • Ruth Theaker
    "Leading the way for women in the RAF"

    When the WRAF was formed in 1918, Ruth Theaker was one of the first to sign up. In this blog, part of our Women at War 100 series, her grandson David Rainford tells her story.

  • Gladys Wissett
    "We were stronger than the Germans!"

    For 96-year-old Gladys, a call-up to the WAAF in 1940 was her chance to help the war effort.

  • Michelle Partington
    "Proving my doubters wrong made me realise I could do anything"

    Considered a trailblazer as the first female medic to serve on the frontline with the RAF Regiment, former Flt Lt Michelle Partington had a successful RAF career. Despite her achievements she insists she was nothing special, "just one of the lads doing the job".

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