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  • A Battle of Britain pilot remembers

    Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, and then went on to fly Lancasters with Bomber Command. Tony tells us more in this blog.

  • RAF medics mark Battle of Britain Day

    Twenty five Royal Auxiliary Air Force medics from 4626 Squadron will mark Battle of Britain Day, 15 September, in distinctive style with a bike ride to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Prime minister opens new play park for RAF children

    The Rt Hon David Cameron MP opened a new play park at RAF Brize Norton today, in Faulder Avenue, Carterton. Funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the play park has been built as a facility for the children of RAF families based at Brize Norton and will also be accessible to children living in the local area.

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  • Missing man bike ride – part 2

    Helen Wright has recently completed a bike ride in memory of her friend, Squadron Leader Ant Downing, who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan. Helen tells how the ride went in this blog.

  • Heroes of the Skies

    On Tuesday night, Lord Ashcroft launched his latest book, Heroes of the Skies, at the Imperial War Museum. He will kindly be donating all of his author's royalties to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Climbing mountains in memory

    A trekking team from RAF Cosford has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro the hard way to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • 'Missing man' bike ride

    Helen Wright is raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund on a bike ride in memory of a friend who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

  • Remembering the 55,573

    Flight Sergeant Ronald Thorpe served in the RAF from 1943-1947 as a mid upper gunner on Lancaster bombers. Ronald attended the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial on 28 June – he tells us more in this blog.

  • Team Spitfire rules the waves

    Wing Commander Simon Ling is skipper of a team of RAF sailors who promote the RAF Benevolent Fund with our famous heart roundel on their sails. The team have just had some great success at Cowes. Simon tells us more in this blog.

  • Swimming the Channel for charity

    Flight Lieutenant Alyson Phippen is a physical education officer at MoD St Athan. This month, Aly is taking on an extreme challenge in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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