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  • Chairman of the RAF Benevolent Fund, Lawrie Haynes, with Chairman of the ROCBF Trustees, Christopher Howard (right)
    The Royal Observer Corps Benevolent Fund hands over the reins to the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce the Royal Observer Corps Benevolent Fund has been taken under its wing and will be absorbed by the RAF's leading welfare charity.

    Press Release

  • Maria Gordon
    Maria loses pounds in quest to raise pounds on Great Wall trek

    Earlier this month, RAF wife Maria Gordon flew to Beijing to take on the Great Wall of China, trekking over eight days, and all to raise money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. 

  • RAF100 Cookbook
    Don't get in a pickle - join the RAF100 Cookbook high-fryers!

    No need to wing it when it comes to creating a culinary masterpiece – get yourself a copy of the RAF100 Cookbook instead!

  • The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
    Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo donates £174,500 to the Fund

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is among charities supported by this year's Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo.

  • Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park
    How Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park helped to save Malta

    Seventy-five years ago, Malta stood firm resisting attacks from the air and sea during the Second World War. German and Italian forces lay siege to the Mediterranean island but they did not plan for the resilient Maltese people or the brilliant commander Air Vice-Marshal Sir Keith Park.

  • 612 Squadron Abseil team
    RAF team abseil the Forth Rail Bridge for the Fund

    This weekend supporters including a team of 20 RAF personnel from 612 (Reserve) Squadron at RAF Leuchars took on the Forth Rail Bridge Abseil to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Plaisterers Hall April Fool's Club Dinner 2017
    Spectacular dinner begins Dambusters raid anniversary commemorations

    A spectacular dinner in London hosted by the April Fools Club marked the start of a year-long fundraising campaign to raise £1million for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • George 'Screwball' Beurling
    'The Falcon of Malta'

    Fighter pilots from the Royal Air Force played a critical role in the defence of Malta during its siege 75 years ago. One of the most renowned pilots was Canadian George Beurling, known to many as 'Screwball'.

  • Stuart Robinson at the 2017 Invictus Games
    It's a silver for Stu!

    Former Corporal Stuart Robinson recently represented the United Kingdom in the wheelchair rugby event at this year's Invictus Games. Having competed in the London Games in 2014 and again in Orlando last year, Stuart tells us how Toronto compared.

  • Matt Neve
    Tackling mental health head on

    Recently the country rallied behind the brave ex-service men and women as they once again represented the UK at the Invictus Games. It has been great to see our veterans getting the attention they deserve and shining a light on some of the issues they have faced since leaving the military. And if there is one issue that stood out to at this year's Games, it was mental health.

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