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  • Spitfire set to conquer Cowes

    Team Spitfire is an intrepid team of RAF sailors who are proud to support the RAF Benevolent Fund. The team are just about to enter the Cowes annual regatta. Tony Hanlon, a former Harrier pilot, tells us more.

  • Rock Ape takes flight

    A severely disabled RAF Regiment gunner has won a prestigious disabled flying scholarship. SAC Sean Allerton, 46, from Sherburn In Elmet, North Yorkshire, served in the RAF Regiment for nine years.

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  • RAF team take on Drambuie Challenge 2011

    Four serving officers in the RAF have completed an adrenaline-filled race across the north of Scotland, raising over £2500 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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  • New Airplay park for RAF Marham

    Gemma Mahon and Lyn Doney from the RAF Benevolent Fund’s East Midlands and East Region visited RAF Marham on 13 July, to see the new Airplay park open at Oak Avenue.

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  • Waddington air show displays big money for RAF Benevolent Fund

    RAF Waddington Station Commander Group Captain Chris Jones dropped by the RAF Benevolent Fund marquee on Sunday 3 July to present a donation of £17,500.

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  • Supporting the RAF family in Scotland

    When a member of the RAF family is in need we’re there to help. Sometimes we offer the help ourselves, and sometimes we support partner charities that provide specialist assistance to those in need.

  • Charlie Dimmock in the garden

    Paul Hewson, our Regional Director for the south of England, paid a visit to a disabled resident of an RAF Benevolent Fund housing trust property. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • Spitfire in a bog - part 2

    On Tuesday 28 June 2011 RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Jonny McNee began the excavation of a Spitfire from a mountain bog in County Donegal, Ireland, accompanied by aviation archaeologists, university surveyors and a TV production company. In Jonny's second post he tells us about what he found.

  • Gloucestershire teenagers Zorb for charity

    At the end of June Delia Rich,16, from Chedworth, Zorbed downhill with five friends from Rendcomb College.

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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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