A group of Air Cadets from Tonbridge completed the challenge of racing the course of a marathon whilst carrying a heavyweight log – a CCF tradition to fundraise for military charities.
In an interview with the late RAF veteran Jack Lyon. he explained how the PoWs at Stalag Luft III were split into three groups as they carefully planned their escape.
Following the disbandment of the Tornado, Group Captain (Rtd) Ray Goodall shares his memories of flying as a navigator in this much-loved aircraft as part of the Diamond Nine formation.
On 11 April 2019 a team of RAF fundraisers are planning to scale the heights of one of London's most iconic skyscrapers for the second time, in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund in commemoration of their centenary year.
Sergeant Innes Manson has raised £1,395 for the RAF Benevolent Fund, despite being seriously injured during his Man Vs. Typhoon challenge at RAF Lossiemouth.
The RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear of the loss of 101-year-old RAF veteran Jack Lyon, who passed away on Friday. Jack joined the RAF aged 23 and flew with Bomber Command during the Second World War. The Fund spoke to Jack in what could be his last interview as part of its commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Great Escape.
The mastermind of the Great Escape was Squadron Leader Roger Bushell. Described by his Commanding Officer as 'one of the greatest of his generation', Bushell was born and brought up in South Africa but went to school in England, studied law at Cambridge and became a London barrister.
Former Flight Lieutenant Charles Clarke was imprisoned in Stalag Luft III after being captured on enemy territory. Here Charles tells us about his capture.
Staff at the RAF Benevolent Fund have been sharing stories of the women who have inspired them on International Women's Day. In this special blog, three of them talk about the women who have made an impact in their lives.
Former Flight Lieutenant Jack Lyon, 96, was 25 when he entered Stalag Luft III's north compound. He became involved in the Great Escape after being moved from the east to the north compound but, he says, escape information was strictly on a 'need to know' basis and he had no idea how truly audacious the plan was.