Recently more than 100 Airplay members got together to attend the first-ever Airfest at RAF Cosford. Five teenagers Bailey, Ella, Josh, Libby and TJ who travelled from RAF Lossiemouth share with us their impressions of the event.
"A great event" and "I hope it's on next year" were just some of the glowing reviews from more than 100 young people who descended on RAF Cosford earlier this month for the very first Airfest.
This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.
Seventy-five years ago one of the lesser known but perhaps most important Bomber Command raids of the Second World War took place. The raid on Peenemünde, credited with saving thousands of lives, was to strike at the heart of Nazi research into the destructive V weapons.
The pressures of serving in the Royal Air Force are no secret, especially during operations abroad where personnel can be away from home for extended periods of time. The RAF Benevolent Fund recently gave a grant to those currently stationed in Iraq.
Payments made to families on the death of RAF personnel, who were members of the RAF Dependants Fund, have been increased by £2,500 to up to £17,500.
The RAF Disabled Holiday Trust, managed by the RAF Benevolent Fund, exists to ensure RAF veterans can enjoy a holiday, free from the worry of whether accommodation is accessible or not. In this guest blog, we hear from John Allen who recently visited Tigh Mor in Scotland with his wife Vivian.
A bottle of 34-year-old rare whisky is being auctioned in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, thanks to the result of a charity squash match.
Homeless RAF veterans in the London area and beyond will benefit from a £70,000 grant made to support Veterans Aid, helping ex-service personnel in crisis.
Three accessible bedrooms for members and guests with accessibility requirements have recently been renovated at the Victory Services Club. This work was very largely funded thanks to a £56,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund.