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    Top 10 blogs of 2019

    We had lots of great news, stories and Royal Air Force anniversaries on our website. We challenged ourselves once more and put together a list of this year's top 10 blogs.

  • Simon Dougherty
    RAF Benevolent Fund trustee recognised in New Year's Day Honours

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities, in particular.

    Press Release

  • Forrest family
    Celebrating Christmas miles apart

    Christmas without loved ones can be tough, but one RAF Scampton family know that while they're missing Ch Tech Steve Forrest, thanks to him another family have their Dad at home.

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    Chief Executive David Murray shares his thoughts on a historic year for the Fund

    As the end of the year approaches, we at the RAF Benevolent Fund have been reflecting on the past year – our centenary year – and are appealing to the public to think about those who may need support this Christmas.

  • Christmas lunch
    RAF charities bring festive cheer to serving personnel

    Hundreds of RAF personnel serving away from their families over the Christmas period are being helped by RAF charities to celebrate together and combat loneliness.

    Press Release

  • PMH
    The best gifts we have given this year – Part 2

    Staff at Princess Marina House, our care and respite centre on the south coast, tell us about the best gifts they've given RAF veterans staying with them. Just a few days away by the seaside with the support of our dedicated staff makes a huge difference to the guests.

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    RAF Benevolent Fund to support SSAFA for the next three years

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce that we have pledged to donate £170,000 in three grants to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, with funds going to their casework service, Forcesline and Norton House over the next three years.

    Press Release

  • Ian Johnson
    The best gifts we have given this year

    We asked our Welfare team to tell us about the grants they've made this year which have had a huge impact on the RAF Family. It turns out that sometimes it's the smallest things which make a difference. Like a laptop, funding for a taxi or dipping your toes in the sea.

  • Airplay film winner
    "Why we love Airplay!"

    Members of RAF Coningsby's Airplay group have won a £500 prize with their film showing why Airplay matters to them.

  • Carol Concert 2019
    St Clement Danes lights up for Carol Concert

    Over 250 supporters joined us on 5 December for the Fund’s annual carol concert at St Clement Danes, the Church of the Royal Air Force.

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