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  • The black briefcase

    Richard Kornicki CBE is chairman of the Polish Air Force Memorial Committee, which was formed this year to continue the remembrance of the Polish contribution to the war effort. Here he talks about his father, Franciszek Kornicki, the only surviving Polish squadron commander in the UK, and the great importance of remembrance.

  • Dutch is a winner on Millionaire

    If you watched the Remembrance Special Who Wants To Be A Millionaire last night you'll know Sergeant Dutch Holland won a fantastic £50,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this blog post Dutch tells us what it was like to be in the hot seat.

  • Death of Red 5

    By now you will have heard the sad news that Red 5, Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, died after a tragic accident at RAF Scampton.

  • Going Dutch for a million

    Tomorrow there will be a special Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to mark Remembrance, in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund and our partner charities from the other two services. Sergeant Dutch Holland will be representing the RAF in the show.

  • And the winner is…

    We had a great response to our Fly with a Spitfire competition, but unfortunately there is only one winner for this fantastic prize, kindly donated by Action Stations!

  • Well done 2211 Squadron air cadets

    The RAF Benevolent Fund gets no government funding, so we rely on the generosity of the great British public. A great example of this generosity in action is the fantastic fundraising by the air cadets from 2211 (Bracknell) ATC Squadron.

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Northolt

    Families at RAF Northolt enjoyed a range of special activities on 26 October to celebrate the opening of new Airplay Parks – state-of-the-art play areas for children and young people living on or around the station.

    Press Release

  • Battle of Britain campaign wins award

    Last year, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain, the RAF Benevolent Fund ran an online campaign called the 1940 Chronicle. We're really pleased to let you know that the 1940 Chronicle has won an award – the PR Week award for best in digital and social media.

    Press Release

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Linton-On-Ouse

    Families at RAF Linton-On-Ouse enjoyed a range of special activities on 13 October to celebrate the opening of new Airplay Parks: state-of-the-art play areas for young people living on or around the station.

    Press Release

  • Helping Georgia's hearing

    We're not just there for RAF personnel, we support their children and families as well. Georgia, the daughter of a squadron leader at RAF Odiham, is profoundly deaf, so we stepped in to help. Paul Hewson, our Regional Director, tells us more.

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