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  • The proposal
    Proposal at the finish line!

    Last Saturday, RAF Corporal Steve Roberts, who is based at RAF Halton, got down on one knee at the finish line of the Bristol Half Marathon and proposed to his girlfriend Jenny Sparrow.

  • World Mental Health Awareness Day
    World Mental Health Day: "Paragliding makes me feel free from my demons"

    In response to recent research that one in four people are affected by mental health problems the Fund has launched a Listening and Counselling Service providing confidential emotional support to those in the RAF Family who may be affected by various mental wellbeing difficulties.

  • Co-op cheque presentation
    Lincolnshire Co-Op boosts support for the RAF Family

    Forces families, serving personnel and veterans will benefit from extra support thanks to more than £139,400 raised by Lincolnshire Co-op's Community Champions scheme.

  • Brooke Smith
    Dartford schoolgirls run Mini Mudder event in memory of Red Arrows engineer

    Last Saturday, sisters Eryn and Brooke Smith took part in a one-mile obstacle course mud run in memory of their beloved uncle Corporal Jon Bayliss who was killed while serving with the RAF Red Arrows earlier this year.

  • Ivy Norwich
    Ivy Norwich Brasserie shows its support for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Ivy Norwich Brasserie hosted an exclusive event this month to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Jeffrey Long at RAF Waddington
    86-year-old ex-Para walks 100 miles for military charities

    This month ex-Paratrooper Jeffrey Long has been walking 100 miles to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force.

  • John Robertson taking on the C2C challenge
    Riding coast to coast for the cause

    As a charity that receives no routine government funding we rely on our fantastic supporters to take on, often incredible, challenges on our behalf. When John Robertson was involved in a road traffic accident we were there for him and ever since then he's been fundraising and advocating on our behalf.

  • Jan Zumbach
    The Polish ace pilot who took the fight to Germany

    By the end of the Battle of Britain the Poles had developed a fearsome reputation in combat, with 303 Squadron claiming the highest number of victories despite only joining the battle halfway through. Seventy-eight years on we must never forget the incredible sacrifice those men made to protect our skies, men like 303 Squadron Commander Jan Zumbach.

  • Charlie Howard
    Century challenge for cadet Charlie

    For some teenagers, videogames, social media and hanging out with friends are how they spend their free time. But for 17-year-old Charlie, he challenged himself to running 100km to mark 100 years of the RAF.

  • A couple
    An online benefit calculator for the RAF Family

    In the latest edition of our advice blog, our Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly explains about the new benefit calculator on our website.

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