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  • Gordon Mellor and fellow Bomber Command veterans with Carol Vorderman
    Tributes paid to Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor

    Staff and trustees at the RAF Benevolent Fund were saddened to hear about the passing of Bomber Command veteran Gordon Mellor, who campaigned tirelessly to see a lasting memorial built to the brave men of Bomber Command, determined that their legacy would never be forgotten.

  • Margaret Peckham at Princess Marina House
    "The telephone friendship groups really have changed my life"

    For Margaret Peckham, life changed when her husband, best friend and soulmate, David, passed away in 2014. After 60 years of marriage, Margaret was living alone for the first time in her life, with very little interaction or human contact with others, which we so often take for granted, until it is gone.

  • Standing shoulder to shoulder with the RAF Family 365 days a year
    Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon: Standing shoulder to shoulder with the RAF Family 365 days a year

    It may seem fitting that today, on Blue Monday, known as the most depressing day of the year, we are launching new services to support the emotional wellbeing of the RAF Family.

  • Winston Churchill
    Winston Churchill's support for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    One of the most vocal advocates for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, Sir Winston Churchill, is the focus of a new film released today.

  • RAF Marham 10K 2017
    RAF Marham 10K is a great success

    The latest RAF Marham Flyers Running Club New Year's Eve 10K, in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, saw a record 217 runners take part.

  • Lynette Carter
    "The Fund has been a lifeline for me"

    This winter will be a little warmer for 83-year-old Lynette Carter thanks to a grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • St Bride's Castle
    "Time away when we needed it the most"

    For Jon and his wife Tonia, a holiday seemed out of the question when Jon received the devastating news that he had terminal cancer. But last year, the couple, along with their teenaged son, Keiran, were able to get away as a family.

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