With the Covid-19 pandemic cancelling plans across the nations, one thing that hasn't wavered is the support from the RAF Falcons.
On the 30 and 31 October, plane-mad Jacob Newson and his dad Andy walked 30 miles to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity. Their route began at the former site of RAF Manston in Kent and finished at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne near Folkstone.
Youngsters at RAF Henlow are excited to be able to return to their youth group following restrictions due to COVID-19. Station youth worker Julia Purton gives her take on getting Airplay going again.
RAF Leeming recently reopened its Barrel & Bean facility following an extensive refurbishment. The project, which cost £330,000 in total, was supported by a grant of £150,000 from the Fund.
Since launching earlier this year, Airplay Connect has been a vital digital resource for all RAF young people and children to enjoy.
RAF College Cranwell recently reopened three play parks following an £80,000 refurbishment, funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.
The team behind an annual event at Broomhall House have won the title of Fundraising Team of the Year at the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual awards.
Former Bomber Command pilot George Dunn has been honoured with a special award at the eighth annual RAF Benevolent Fund awards. The 98-year-old was given the Special Recognition Award in acknowledgement of his long-standing support for the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
The Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust has granted £158,500 for three months' of COVID-19 support for the RAF Family. The grant, awarded to the RAF Benevolent Fund, will help provide welfare services in support of serving and retired RAF personnel and their families.
Students from Bristol University Air Squadron (BUAS) have won the Royal Air Force Air Cadets/University Air Squadron of the Year title of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s annual awards.