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.
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.
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.
At the end of June Delia Rich,16, from Chedworth, Zorbed downhill with five friends from Rendcomb College.
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.
RAF personnel stationed in Italy for Operation ELLAMY have different ways of spending their limited stand-down hours. Some will catch up on sleep, read a book or play games.
Paul Hewson, who leads our regional team for the south of England has been visiting local hospices that support members of the RAF family. Paul tells us more in this blog.
Corporal Mark Squibbs of the RAF Police was part of a team that cycled from RAF Northolt to Edinburgh, ran a half marathon, then cycled back again to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Royal British Legion.
RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Jonny McNee is currently undertaking the first licensed excavation of a World War Two RAF aircraft from within the Republic of Ireland. The project is being filmed as part of a forthcoming three part BBC series – Dig WWII.
A team of serving RAF volunteers from 230 Squadron, stationed at RAF Benson, spent a day in Sussex on 20 June, helping to clear the garden of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s new short break cottage in Rustington.