A new All Ranks Common Room has recently opened at RAF Benson. The facility, which cost £400,000 in total, was supported by a £150,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
As we mark the 80th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day at former Chain Home radar site, Bawdsey Radar in Suffolk, we remember all of those who served behind the scenes in crucial roles during the Second World War. People like Mary Wain's parents, who met and married at Bawdsey whilst working at the radar station.
As we commemorate the contribution of the many, as well as The Few during the Battle of Britain, we should also remember the many included thousands of factory workers and businesses who also contributed to the war effort.
Last week, the Blades marked this year’s Battle of Britain Day by flying over former RAF sector stations that played an essential role in defending our skies during the Second World War.
80 years on, radar tribute highlights that it was more than the flying few who won the Battle of Britain
On this Battle of Britain Day, the RAF Benevolent Fund is shining a spotlight on the unsung heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice 80 years ago.
All at the RAF Benevolent Fund are saddened to hear of the passing of one of the last Spitfire aces of the Second World War, Squadron Leader Allan Scott DFM.
The late Fred Hammond was just a teenager during WWII when Hitler switched tactics and began to rain bombs down on British cities. In this blog, Fred described what it was like to live in London during the Blitz.
While Fighter Command took on the Luftwaffe over Britain and the Channel, the airmen of Bomber Command were flying missions over Fortress Europe.
A train driver from Baillieston is gearing up to support the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.
An RAF veteran from Wisbech recently cycled 46 miles from Downham Market to Sandringham and back to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.