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  • "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.

  • Bomber Command Memorial sculptor wins top award

    Last night, Philip Jackson was awarded the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture for his sculpture at the heart of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park, London. Malcolm White, Chairman of the Bomber Command Association, collected the award on Philip's behalf. In this blog, Malcolm tells us more.

  • What Remembrance Day means to me

    Former Senior Aircraftman Michael Goody has been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund ever since he was seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2008. In this guest blog, Michael tells us what Remembrance Day means to him.

  • Children of service personnel share experiences of being a service child

    Children of service personnel at RAF Coningsby have joined together with a professional film company to share their experience of being a service child.

    Press Release

  • Saying goodbye to the Hercules C130K

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Simon Footer is a former Hercules pilot. In this guest blog, Simon recalls his time flying the Hercules C130K that was retired by the RAF last month.

  • My visit to Downing Street

    RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Annie Devine recently attended a reception at No.10 in honour of the Fund as well as ABF The Soldiers' Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Annie tells us more about the reception and meeting the host Samantha Cameron.

  • A WWII veteran bestows his 'special' watch to the memory of his fallen comrades

    On 30 May 1949, John Oliver 'Jo' Lancaster DFC made aviation history by becoming the first pilot to eject from an aircraft in an emergency situation using a Martin-Baker ejection seat - since then, Martin-Baker ejection seats have saved over 7,420 aircrew lives worldwide.

    Press Release

  • RAF team's 2000-mile scooter challenge

    SAC Simon Lowther and a team of colleagues recently completed a 2000-mile scooter challenge to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this guest blog, Simon tells us about the challenge.

  • RAF Reservist to sell painting to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    RAF Reservist Sara Waymont has created a painting featuring players from Saracens Rugby Club in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Press Release

  • Team's cycle challenge in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Jon Ager along with two friends recently raised over £800 for our work from a cycle challenge they did from the Cotswold to Spedalicchio. In this guest blog, Jon explains what the challenge was like.

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