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  • RAF100
    RAF100: The finale

    This Tuesday, thousands of spectators gathered in London to watch the thrilling finale of the Royal Air Force's centenary celebrations, culminating in a 103-aircraft flypast.

  • David Murray
    "My mission in Sierra Leone topped the Royal Wedding"

    You may think having organised a 3,000-strong Diamond Jubilee Parade for Her Majesty the Queen or attending the wedding of a future King would be the highlight of anyone's RAF career. Not so, for RAF Benevolent Fund Controller Air Vice-Marshal David Murray being part of a dangerous mission to Sierra Leone will be remembered as his RAF100 'centenary moment'.

  • Ben Murphy races in Budapest
    Success in Budapest for Blades Racing Team

    RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Ben Murphy steered the Blades Racing team to an excellent result in the fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.

  • Warrant Officer Chick Chandler and Wing Commander John Bell
    Veteran remember 55,573 Bomber Command comrades

    More than 200 Bomber Command veterans and their families gathered to remember their fallen comrades at a service at Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park today.

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  • Berlin Airlift
    Berlin Airlift: 70 years on

    In 1948 the President of the United States, Harry Truman, launched Operation Plainfare, to urgently deliver food and supplies to the people of Berlin. Now 70 years on, we look back on the RAF's involvement during this humanitarian aid mission.

  • Royal Ascot 2018
    Royal Ascot salute service personnel for Armed Forces Day

    Spotted amongst the top hats and tails today at Royal Ascot were soldiers, sailors, marines, airmen and airwomen resplendent in full dress uniform. For the sixth year running the Trustees of Ascot Racecourse Limited have kindly welcomed military personnel as part of their Armed Forces Day celebrations.


    Press Release

  • Jen Kelly
    Helping the RAF Family to maximise their income

    In this edition of our advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines how the RAF Family can make sure they are maximising their income, particularly in relation to Council Tax.

  • Chris Gillan
    RAF veteran produces centenary gin to return support given to him

    Lord Trenchard Gin was launched to mark the RAF's 100th birthday by veteran Chris Gillan, in honour of the service's first Chief of the Air Staff Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount Trenchard.

  • Gordon and Mabs Simmons
    "Care support has taken the weight off of our shoulders"

    Last year we spent £476,424 on care-home top-up fees ensuring our elderly RAF veterans and their partners can live in comfort and dignity into their retirement years. This is just the case for veterans Gordon and Mabs Simmons. As part of National Carers Week, we spoke to their son Adrian about how our help has impacted their life.

  • Cameron Tweedle and Ben Elephant
    Pedal power v air power to mark RAF's centenary

    A team of sailors will take on a team of RAF cyclists across a 100-mile course to mark the Royal Air Force's 100th anniversary, tomorrow.

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