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  • In Afghanistan on Battle of Britain Day

    Alex Ford is an RAF sergeant who is currently deployed on the Afghan frontline, and has been blogging about his experiences in the field. Today, to mark Battle of Britain Day, Alex has written this guest blog from Afghanistan.

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Shawbury

    Families at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire enjoyed a range of special activities on 13 September to celebrate the opening of its new Airplay parks – new state-of-the-art play areas for young people living on or around the RAF station.

    Press Release

  • Afghan hero tells his story

    Duncan Slater, a sergeant in the RAF Regiment, lost both legs in a bomb blast in Afghanistan. Duncan wanted to do something to support the RAF Benevolent Fund, so he decided to cycle from Land's End to John O'Groats.

  • Climbing mountains for the RAF family

    Jade and Peter Harrison grew up in the married quarters in RAF Brize Norton, where their dad is stationed with the RAF. This year they completed an amazing challenge to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Relentless Ride

    A team of eight RAF personnel based at RAF High Wycombe have set off on an epic cycling challenge from Land’s End to John O'Groats to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Spitfire in a bog – message from the family

    If you've been following our blog you’ll already have heard about the Spitfire found in a bog in Ireland. Johnny McNee, a long time supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund, got permission to excavate the site and recover the Spitfire.

  • Eurodash challenge

    A team of ten cyclists from RAF Northolt are going to cycle 1,400 miles from Bari in Italy to London in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Gala ball at RAF Cosford

    Following the successful dinner in 2010 the RAF Museum and the RAF Benevolent Fund, supported by RAF Cosford, are planning a Gala Ball for Saturday 8 October.

    Press Release

  • Red Arrow crash – sad loss of Red 4

    By now you will have heard the sad news of the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, Red 4. Jon died when his T1 Hawk crashed near Bournemouth.

  • Spitfire at Cowes

    Team Spitfire is a crew of intrepid RAF sailors who race a yacht also called Spitfire. Skipper Tony Hanlon, a former Harrier pilot, updates us on their progress at Cowes.

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