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  • Birthday bike ride

    A former air cadet, Pete Bewes, celebrated his 60th birthday by cycling from his home in Lancashire to Lossiemouth to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Airplay at Brize

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has just opened a brand new Airplay park at RAF Brize Norton as part of our commitment to young people on RAF stations. Sixteen year old Patrick Button, whose dad is serving in the RAF, tells us more in this blog.

  • A Battle of Britain pilot remembers

    Squadron Leader Tony Iveson DFC served in the RAF during the Battle of Britain, and then went on to fly Lancasters with Bomber Command. Tony tells us more in this blog.

  • Prime minister opens new play park for RAF children

    The Rt Hon David Cameron MP opened a new play park at RAF Brize Norton today, in Faulder Avenue, Carterton. Funded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the play park has been built as a facility for the children of RAF families based at Brize Norton and will also be accessible to children living in the local area.

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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.

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