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  • Prince Philip
    A lifetime of service remembered

    As the nation pauses to remember His Royal Highness The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh tomorrow, the military will be at the heart of the funeral service which follows.

    Personnel from the Royal Air Force, Royal Navy and Royal Marines and the Army will join members of the Royal Family at St George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle for the service. It is fitting that the Armed Forces should line the route along which Prince Phillip’s funeral cortège will pass, in death as in his life, service will be at the centre.​

  • Tattoo organisers continue charity support despite cancelling 2020 show

    The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo has continued its tradition of supporting military charities with a donation of £74,500 to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • HM Forces Railcard – all you need to know

    The HM Forces Railcard is a benefit that comes with being in the forces. Costing £21, the railcard will save you 1/3 on the vast majority of rail fares throughout the UK, for one year.

  • Air cadets mark 80 years with £80,000 fundraising pledge

    To mark the 80th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets, the youth organisation has teamed up with the RAF Benevolent Fund to launch a campaign to raise £80,000.

  • HRH Duke of Edinburgh with members of the Guinea Pig Club
    Tribute to His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh

    All at the Fund are deeply saddened to hear of the passing of The Duke of Edinburgh and send our condolences to our Patron Her Majesty The Queen and all the Royal Family at this sad time.

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  • Man at a train station
    The Veterans Railcard - all you need to know

    The Veterans Railcard has been designed to give former members of the UK Armed Forces and their families discounted rail travel, saving them 1/3 on many rail fares throughout the UK.

  • Mike Ling as an air cadet
    "They prepared me for so much of what I have achieved"

    Mike Ling recalls how his grandad's encouragement saw him join the RAF Air Cadets, setting him on a path to success and creating lifelong memories.

  • Youngsters 'escape' from the boredom of lockdown with Airplay

    Airplay members at RAF Halton have been enjoying a series of online escape rooms, bringing them together virtually. The sessions are just one way Airplay youth workers are working hard to keep youngsters engaged. In this guest blog, Julia Purton, RAF Halton station youth worker tells us more.

  • Michael Graydon
    "The Gulf War was transformational for the RAF" – Sir Michael Graydon

    To mark the 30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War, Sir Michael Graydon shared his memories of the conflict and discussed its impact on the Royal Air Force as a whole.

  • Paul Godfrey
    From Croydon to Space Command: Air Vice-Marshal Godfrey on the final frontier

    In celebration of the RAF Air Cadet's 80th anniversary, we spoke to Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, the inaugural commander of the United Kingdom's new Space Command.

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