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  • Schoolgirl's head shave to raise money for Airplay

    Sixteen-year-old Alice Cunningham is raising money for our Airplay programme at RAF Lossiemouth by shaving off her hair. She'll also be donating her hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer. 

  • Artist's painting of rugby stars in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    RAF Reservist Sara Waymont recently did a painting featuring players from Saracens Rugby Club to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this guest blog, Sara tells us more about her painting and why she wanted to support us.

  • Sir Jock Kennedy

    Air Chief Marshal Sir Thomas Kennedy (always known as Jock) became Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund in 1988 and served until his retirement in 1993. Find out more.

  • Remembering the crew of the Shackleton WR965

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp recently visited the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides where he laid a wreath in memory of the RAF personnel who lost their lives in an air disaster in 1990. Bob tells us more in this guest blog.

  • "Working at the RAF Benevolent Fund is very rewarding"

    Edward Sharman recently joined the RAF Benevolent Fund as our new Senior Corporate Partnerships Executive. In this guest blog, Edward tells us more about his role and what have been the highlights so far.

  • Air Cadet National Concert Band's fundraising concert in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Earlier this month the Air Cadet National Concert Band held a special concert to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. Hundreds of people attended the concert at St Clement Danes in London. Plt Off Coralie Young RAFVR tells us more.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund help RAF family to transform garden into safe haven for their son

    Sgt Darryl Blair and his wife Sue are just one of many RAF families who have been supported by our charity. We recently provided them with a grant to renovate their garden for their three-year-old son Ryan, who was born with Down's Syndrome.

  • The day thousands paid their respects to Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival

    Today Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival was laid to rest. It was thought that Harold had no remaining family and that nobody would be at his funeral. However, after the story was shared on social media, thousands turned out to pay their respects. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp, who attended the funeral, tells us more.

  • Remembering Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival

    Yesterday we learnt that a Bomber Command veteran, who recently passed away, had no remaining family to attend his funeral which takes place tomorrow, Armistice Day. What happened next is testament to the fact that the spirit of Remembrance lives on one hundred years after the First World War began. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp who will be attending the funeral, tells us more.

  • "I will be remembering my Bomber Command comrades this Remembrance Day"

    David Bowker was just 18 when he joined the RAF. He was a pilot in Bomber Command and survived a crash which killed two of his comrades. In this guest blog, David, 91, remembers his colleagues who were killed during the bombing raid over Frankfurt.

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