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  • RAF medics mark Battle of Britain Day

    Twenty five Royal Auxiliary Air Force medics from 4626 Squadron will mark Battle of Britain Day, 15 September, in distinctive style with a bike ride to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Missing man bike ride – part 2

    Helen Wright has recently completed a bike ride in memory of her friend, Squadron Leader Ant Downing, who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan. Helen tells how the ride went in this blog.

  • Heroes of the Skies

    On Tuesday night, Lord Ashcroft launched his latest book, Heroes of the Skies, at the Imperial War Museum. He will kindly be donating all of his author's royalties to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Climbing mountains in memory

    A trekking team from RAF Cosford has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro the hard way to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • 'Missing man' bike ride

    Helen Wright is raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund on a bike ride in memory of a friend who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.

  • Remembering the 55,573

    Flight Sergeant Ronald Thorpe served in the RAF from 1943-1947 as a mid upper gunner on Lancaster bombers. Ronald attended the unveiling of the Bomber Command Memorial on 28 June – he tells us more in this blog.

  • Team Spitfire rules the waves

    Wing Commander Simon Ling is skipper of a team of RAF sailors who promote the RAF Benevolent Fund with our famous heart roundel on their sails. The team have just had some great success at Cowes. Simon tells us more in this blog.

  • Swimming the Channel for charity

    Flight Lieutenant Alyson Phippen is a physical education officer at MoD St Athan. This month, Aly is taking on an extreme challenge in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • The RAF Family Heroes Award

    The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity, and national charity 4Children have teamed up with Take a Break magazine to open nominations for the second annual RAF Family Hero Award.

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  • Three crews have not returned

    Sam Brookes served on Lancaster bombers with Bomber Command and flew thirty missions. In this blog, Sam tells us of a daring raid on the Baltic coast of Poland, and remembers the crews who did not return.

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