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  • Valentine's: Christopher Leader

    This year to celebrate Valentine's Day we are focusing on the partners of RAF personnel – the stalwarts of the RAF family. In this blog post we hear from Christopher Leader who balances a busy role in the City while supporting his partner, Mark, who is chief of staff at RAF Benson.

  • RAF family: the best friends in the world

    This Valentine's Day we are focusing on the partners of RAF personnel – the unsung stalwarts of the RAF family. Karen Nunns is married to an RAF technician, Jon. Karen tells us more.

  • Akrotiri to Brize Norton

    Mick Kiff is an army corporal currently serving in a tri-service unit. Mick has come up with a great idea to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and our partner charities – ABF The Soldiers Charity and the Royal Naval Benevolent Trust. Mick tells us more in this blog post.

  • RAF Regiment – 70 proud years

    This year is the 70th anniversary of the RAF Regiment, the RAF's specialist unit that defends airfields. In this blog post Flight Lieutenant Andy Costin tells us why he joined the RAF Regiment.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund visits Star and Garter

    Paul Hughesdon, Director of Welfare and Policy for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Royal Star and Garter Home – Solihull on 26 January 2012 to inspect the new 'Roundel Wing', built with a £1.3 million donation from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Press Release

  • Scottish bikers show their support

    Our Edinburgh office had a welcome visit from the Riders Branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland yesterday.

  • Thales sponsors forces passenger information system

    Thales UK and the single service charities have held a ceremony at RAF Brize Norton to launch a new passenger information system. The system is being sponsored by Thales UK and supported by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF) and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity (RNRMC).

    Press Release

  • 147 miles in memory

    Squadron Leader Anthony Downing died in December from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. His friend, Jo Kilkenny, is running 147 miles in his memory to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Odiham mopedathon

    Our supporters have some weird and wonderful ways of raising money for us – but riding round an airfield on a moped dressed as a whoopee cushion? Doug Fowler fills us in about the Odiham mopedathon.

  • Top five blog posts of 2011

    2011 was a busy year for the RAF Benevolent Fund and we’ve had a great response to some of our blog posts. As we enter 2012 let’s look back for a minute at the five most popular blog posts of last year.

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