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  • Foil drop
    Decoys and deception

    Decoys and deception were just as much a part of the D-Day campaign as the fighters in the air and the troops on the ground. Operation Taxable was conducted on 6 June 1944 and involved aluminium foil being dropped from 16 Lancasters which acted as a 'window' and blocked German radar. Wing Commander John Bell MBE was a Bomb Aimer with 617 Squadron and he recalls what it was like on that night.

  • Gavin Davey Area Director RAF Benevolent Fund
    The Fund welcomes new Area Director, Gavin Davey

    Following a 26-year RAF flying career, former helicopter pilot Gavin Davey has been appointed as Area Director for the RAF Benevolent Fund, with responsibility for Scotland, Northern Ireland and North-East England.

    Press Release

  • Windswept Brewing Co with Amanda Donaldson
    A hurricane of support from Windswept Brewing Co.

    Since 2012 Windswept Brewing Co has been capturing and preserving the flavours of great quality ingredients to produce an award-winning range of Scottish craft beers. In their newest brew they have served up a special edition RAF Benevolent Fund IPA.

  • Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch 19
    £250,000 raised from 2019 Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch

    The annual Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch, organised by ABF The Soldiers' Charity, raised an extraordinary £250,000 this year.

  • Rat Race Dirty Weekend RAF Wittering
    RAF Wittering personnel take on the world's biggest assault course

    A team of serving personnel from RAF Wittering, The Wittering Rat Racers, took on the 2019 Rat Race Dirty Weekend – the World's Biggest Assault Course!

  • Woodhall Spa 10K
    100 runners mark RAF charity centenary

    In a race of the century, an astounding 100 fundraisers are set to run in the famous Woodhall Spa 10K to mark the centenary of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • Andrew Stevens
    Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

    Andrew Stevens talks about his personal experience of leaving the RAF and how he spent 10 years battling a condition he didn't know he had.

  • Fundraisers at Wittering Rat Race Dirty Weekend
    RAF Wittering personnel get down and dirty for charity

    A team of serving personnel from RAF Wittering are about to drag themselves through the mud at this year's Rat Race Dirty Weekend at Burghley, the biggest obstacle racing weekend in the world. 

  • Steve Green Coast to Coast Trek
    RAF veteran takes on 14-day coastal trek

    In an epic journey through the UK’s most daunting terrain, Birmingham man and RAF veteran Steve Green is currently gearing up to complete a 192-mile trek over 14 days, across the coast of St. Bees to Robin Hoods Bay.

  • Big Peat Whisky
    Big Peat unveils charitable bottling in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Douglas Laing & Co, leading family Scotch whisky business, has launched Big Peat ‘The RAF Edition’ in aid of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

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