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  • Dame Vera Lynn charms RAF veterans

    Forces' sweetheart and World War Two legend Dame Vera Lynn visited Princess Marina House in Rustington on Thursday 7 July, as special guest at the home's annual garden party.

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  • RAF corporals in charity Bergathon

    RAF personnel stationed in Italy for Operation ELLAMY have different ways of spending their limited stand-down hours. Some will catch up on sleep, read a book or play games.

  • Helping hospices that support the RAF family

    Paul Hewson, who leads our regional team for the south of England has been visiting local hospices that support members of the RAF family. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • RAF Police raise 14K for charity in Blazing Saddles challenge

    Corporal Mark Squibbs of the RAF Police was part of a team that cycled from RAF Northolt to Edinburgh, ran a half marathon, then cycled back again to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Royal British Legion. 

  • Spitfire in a bog - part 1

    RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Jonny McNee is currently undertaking the first licensed excavation of a World War Two RAF aircraft from within the Republic of Ireland. The project is being filmed as part of a forthcoming three part BBC series – Dig WWII.

  • RAF Benson personnel dig for RAF families

    A team of serving RAF volunteers from 230 Squadron, stationed at RAF Benson, spent a day in Sussex on 20 June, helping to clear the garden of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s new short break cottage in Rustington.

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  • Team Spitfire rules the waves

    Team Spitfire is a sailing team that is proud to support the RAF Benevolent Fund. Our famous heart roundel is emblazoned on the sails of their boat, also named Spitfire, and the team are great ambassadors for the charity. 

  • RAF Benevolent Fund and Ultimate High team up to help RAF families

    The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF's leading welfare charity, and Ultimate High, the aerial adventure company, came together at Cotswold Airport on 13 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.

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  • Airplay takes off at RAF Valley

    Families at RAF Valley enjoyed a range of special activities on Thursday 9 June 2011 supported by Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24million youth support programme.

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  • RAFBF in action in Wales

    Our boss, Sir Rob Wright, has been in north Wales seeing our work with the RAF family in action. Sir Rob tells us more in this post.

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