Former PoW Charles Clarke tells us what life was like for the prisoners at Stalag Luft III during World War Two.
To mark the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape which will be commemorated next month, the Greenhill Books will be donating 15% from the sale of four historical books to the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Former Flight Lieutenant Jack Lyon was just 23 when he joined the RAF as an Aircraftman. He entered Stalag Luft III, the scene of the Great Escape, in 1942 when it opened and was later moved to the north compound, home to the tunnels 'Tom' , 'Dick' and 'Harry'.
A runner inspired by the loss of colleagues during his RAF career will run the Cambridge Half Marathon next month in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Former Flight Lieutenant Charles Clarke was 20 years old when he was shot down over enemy territory serving in Bomber Command. He was captured whilst trying to flee to safety in Switzerland and imprisoned in Stalag Luft III during the time of the Great Escape. Charles shares his recollections of life in the RAF and as a PoW in Stalag Luft III.
As the Tornado is retired from the RAF this month, the Fund's very own Tom Cruise aka Area Director Baz Dale looks back on his RAF career which included four tours on this fearsome aircraft.
In the final blog of our series celebrating love in the RAF, Sarah Cotman shares how love had to be put on hold when duty called. Thank goodness for modern communications and a bit of patience!
A love of motorbikes blossomed into love for each other for this RAF couple. All this week the RAF Benevolent Fund is celebrating love in the RAF Family. In this guest blog, Greg Coles, an RAF Engineering Officer and Co-Chair of the RAF LGBT+ Freedom Network, tells us how he met the love of his life.
In the second of our series of blogs celebrating love in the RAF, Carla Robinson shares her story of a wedding in the Welsh countryside which had to wait while the couple travelled the world.
During the coming week, the RAF Benevolent Fund will be celebrating the season of love with a series of blogs reflecting on the love in the RAF Family. In this first edition RAF veteran Derek Bradshaw shares his love for his wife, commuting by motorcycle to visit her, and the RAF!