This Saturday, thousands of people will tune in to watch the closing ceremony of the third Invictus Games, held in Toronto. For Michelle Partington, who is competing in rowing and powerlifting, her time at the Games has seen her gain two personal bests and support from all over the world.
The Invictus Games are officially underway, but for RAF Regiment veteran Luke Delahunty, he found out that he would be joining the UK team just days before they flew out to Toronto!
Former Senior Aircraftsman Matt Neve will be representing the United Kingdom in the archery event later this week at the Invictus Games, but up until last year he'd never even held a bow and arrow. In this guest blog, Matt tells us all about his journey to Invictus.
This year's Red, White and Blue Day celebrates the role of women in the Armed Forces in the last 100 years. From working on ships in the First World War to cracking codes in Bletchley Park during World War Two and onto the frontlines of Afghanistan and Iraq, women have played a pivotal role in the conflicts of the last 100 years.
Today the UK team of 90 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women fly out to Toronto for the Invictus Games. In this guest blog, former Gunner Michael Mellon explains how sport helped turn his life around when an accident left him with life-changing injuries.
This weekend, more than 550 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women from all over the world will take part in the third Invictus Games, held in Toronto. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. But for many, like former Sergeant Michelle Turner, they represent much more than sport alone.
"We came back relaxed from our holiday – that doesn't usually happen and it's all thanks to the RAF Disabled Holiday Trust."
The RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear of the death of Doug Radcliffe MBE, who helped to build a lasting tribute to the sacrifice of his comrades, the Bomber Command Memorial.
As hundreds of RAF servicemen and women fly out to help the islands devastated by Hurricane Irma, the RAF Benevolent Fund stands ready to help their families left behind.
Malta is also known as the George Cross Island, holding the distinction of being the only entire population to receive the bravery award.