A Hampshire man has published a play dramatising the story of Spitfire designer R. J. Mitchell. The play, Mitchell's Wings, was originally written and directed by Johnny Carrington 10 years ago. Sales of the play will raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
A statement from RAF Benevolent Fund Chair of Trustees, Lawrie Haynes, on Princess Marina House.
New research from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund has found that almost half (44%) of the British public surveyed don’t know what the Battle of Britain was.
As a member of the ground crew of 609 Squadron, the late Stan Hartill saw first hand the bravery and sacrifice of the Battle of Britain pilots.
The Battle of Britain is seen by many as a defining moment for the RAF during the Second World War. Delivering the first major victory against the German military, it was a fierce battle fought over the English channel and the skies above Britain for air superiority.
The task of preparing Britain's air defence in the lead up to the Battle of Britain belonged to Air Chief Marshal Dowding. It was his foresight and forward planning that helped position Britain to respond to the Luftwaffe attacks.
The Battle of Britain brought home the realities of war for the British public, as bombs fell on our cities and dogfights were silhouetted against the summer sun.
The RAF Skeleton team are undertaking a 30-day challenge of collectively walking, running, cycling and swimming 3,446 miles throughout June. This is the equivalent distance from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire to all eight European skeleton bobsleigh tracks.
Today, we turn our focus to Air Training Corps (ATC) for Armed Forces Week. Air Cadets take part in various activities and sports as part of their training, but they have also been long-term supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund.
The Dowding System was the air defence network used during The Battle of Britain. It has been credited for giving Britain a critical advantage over Germany, as they fought it out neck and neck in the sky during the summer and the autumn of 1940.