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  • Airplay kids
    "Why I love my Airplay youth club"

    Airplay member Isabelle is a regular at RAF Linton-on-Ouse youth club and she loves in. In this guest blog, the 11-year-old tells us why.

  • Flt Lt Chris Wilce
    "Nothing but good memories"

    This year is the 80th anniversary of the Air Training Corps. We spoke to Flight Lieutenant Chris Wilce, Officer Commanding, the RAF Falcon Parachute Display Team, about his time as an RAF Air Cadet.

  • Lockdown one year on: How the Fund has supported the RAF Family

    On 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced the first national lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. At that point none of us could have imagined what the next year would bring – but we did know we needed to be ready to support our beneficiaries with the new challenges they might face.
     

  • Jennifer Kelly
    How benefit changes could affect the RAF Family

    In our latest advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines how upcoming changes in benefits could affect RAF veterans and personnel.

  • RAF Valley Airplay
    RAF Valley celebrates its 80th anniversary

    RAF Valley, which is responsible for training the UK's next generation of fighter pilots, celebrates 80 years this spring.

  • Child's hand on computer
    Virtual Airplay keeps the spirits up at RAF Cosford

    Fifteen-year-old Tesni Miles tells us what lockdown is like for her and how the youth leaders have been working hard to keep Airplay sessions fun. Everything from smores to pizzas and hedgehogs to life skills has been keeping them busy!

  • Air Commodore Paul Rose
    "What you learn will stay with you for life"

    As we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the RAF Air Cadets, Air Commodore Paul Rose MBE, Head of Helicopters 3 within Defence Equipment and Support, looks back at where his interest in the RAF all began.

  • Mother's Day: Two generations of RAF service inspired by one woman

    In celebration of Mother's Day, we spoke to one family who have been inspired by the Second World War service of their mother and grandmother. Kath McLeod's RAF career was the first of three generations, in this blog we speak to her daughter and grandson.

  • The Phillips family in 2019 at the Remembrance Parade in RAF Akrotiri.
    RAF Odiham family run and cycle 1,000 miles for RAF Benevolent Fund

    A Hampshire family are running and cycling 1,000 miles over the course of February to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity. 

  • Red Arrows engineer
    RAF Aerobatic Team engineer Jess on aircraft, axles and ailerons

    To mark British Science Week, we caught up with Corporal Jessica Ware, mechanical engineer with the RAF Aerobatic Team, to hear what a day working alongside the Red Arrows is really like.

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