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  • James and Eliza
    A home for James and Sarah

    In January 2017 James Faulkner and his wife Sarah celebrated buying their first home together. The couple had been living in an RAF Benevolent Fund Housing Trust property, where James had lived after he was diagnosed with a devastating brain tumour.

  • HM The Queen at the Iraq & Afghanistan Memorial - UK MOD Crown Copyright 2017
    Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial

    As Her Majesty The Queen unveils a new Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial in London, Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, pays tribute to those who served in the conflicts.

  • Social care
    Statement in response to Chancellor's Spring Budget announcement

    Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, has given his thoughts on the Spring Budget 2017 announced by Phillip Hammond.

    Press Release

  • RAF Regiment Football Club
    After ten years on the bench Gunners football team reform

    Last month the RAF Regiment Football Club laced up their boots for their first fixture in more than ten years. Not only would 2017 mark the rebirth of the Club but it also marks 75 years since the formation of the RAF Regiment.

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Bomber Command Memorial vandalism – update

    Following the vandalism of the Bomber Command Memorial this weekend we are pleased to confirm the graffiti has been removed.

    Press Release

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Bomber Command Memorial vandalism – statement

    As the guardian of the Bomber Command Memorial, the RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear it has been vandalised. 

    Press Release

  • Stuart Robinson and Mike Wilson launch GBSL
    RAF hero backs Great British Sunday Lunch fundraiser

    RAF hero Stuart Robinson has helped launch the RAF Benevolent Fund's national fundraiser, the Great British Sunday Lunch.

  • Dave Capps
    The RAF Regiment and the Falkland Islands

    Corporal Dave Capps proudly served as a Regiment Gunner for more than 22 years, serving in a number of conflicts including Ulster, the Falkland Islands, the first Gulf War and Bosnia. His squadron was one of the last to leave the Falklands.

  • Former Lance Corporal Darren Kamara
    The Regiment is like having a second family

    Former Lance Corporal Darren Kamara served in the RAF Regiment for seven years between 2006 and 2013, completing two tours of Afghanistan and one tour of Iraq. An injury sustained while on duty ended his RAF career and Darren has since forged a successful career as a photographer.

  • Former Flight Lieutenant Carl Harding
    "It's only afterwards that it really hits you – you nearly got killed there"

    In 1942, the RAF Regiment was formed as an integral Corps within the RAF aimed at providing combat support and defence to the RAF bases and overseas operations. It was the Gunners that carried out these specialist and often dangerous operations across the globe.

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