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  • Airplay Youth Forum blog 13 November
    "What Airplay means to me"

    This week 16-year-old Natalie Evans from RAF Brize Norton Airplay group shares her story and why going along to Airplay youth sessions is so important for her.

  • Rose Davies
    "It was such a waste of life"

    For 103-year-old Second World War veteran Rose Davies, Remembrance is a time to pause and reflect on the loss of war.

  • George Dunn Battle of Britain
    Second World War pilot urges RAF veterans to get in touch

    Second World War pilot George Dunn DFC spoke to Thales' staff earlier this week and explained why the RAF Benevolent Fund's appeal is so important.

    Press Release

  • Each_Generation_From_Decades_Of_Support_RAF_Benevolent_Fund.jpg
    HRH, The Duke of Kent joins celebrations to mark our centenary

    October marked our 100th anniversary and to celebrate the occasion HRH, The Duke of Kent hosted a reception at St James's Palace. The RAF Benevolent Fund brought together 10 beneficiaries from across 10 decades.

  • Stuart_Robinson_World_Wheelchair_Rugby_Challenge
    Stuart Robinson at the World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge

    The Fund's ambassador represented GB at the event which took place in Japan. Originally founded in London in 2015 to run alongside the Rugby World Cup, this was the 2nd edition of the challenge.

  • Social Engagement Workers RAF Benevolent Fund
    The Fund launches scheme to tackle isolation

    The Social Engagement Workers scheme is initially being launched at RAF Odiham, RAF Leeming, RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Honington. This new initiative aims to tackle isolation among serving RAF personnel and their families. 

    Press Release

  • Youth Support Blog RAF Cranwell
    Cranwell Youth Club by the Inters group

    The Inters group looks back at the month of August, as they have only just started back after summer. They write about the 'back to secondary school day', and how much it helped them.

  • Rob Bugden Oxford Half 2019
    RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Rob Bugden takes on the Oxford Half

    On 13 October, 44 fundraisers took part in the Oxford Half 2019 on behalf of the RAF Benevolent Fund, collectively raising almost £4,000 for the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

  • Blades Vet Brunch
    Blades Aerobatic Team fundraising soars to £32,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    2Excel Aviation's aerobatic display team, the Blades, held a veterans' brunch together with their charity partner, the RAF Benevolent Fund. With more than 50 people in attendance, 22 RAF veterans were introduced to the Fund and its potentially life-changing support when they attended the inaugural event at Sywell Aerodrome.

  • Izzy and Adele Airfest 2019
    RAF Cosford hosts AIRFEST 2019

    This year there were 19 Airplay Clubs attending AIRFEST 2019 at RAF Cosford. In this blog, Adele and Izzy share their story of how the day went.

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