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  • Sir Adrian Swire with his Spitfire
    Tributes paid to former RAF Benevolent Fund Chairman

    All at the RAF Benevolent Fund are saddened to hear of the passing of Sir Adrian Swire, a former Chairman of the Fund, and unstinting supporter of our work.

    Press Release

  • Mark Quinn
    My granddad inspired my love of flying

    RAF Benevolent Fund Regional Director (Central/North England and Wales) Mark Quinn served in the Royal Air Force for 25 years following in the footsteps of his granddad who also served. Mark shares with us his most memorable moment which led him to discover a lot more about his grandfather's RAF service.

  • Red Bull Air Race
    Blades pilot Ben Murphy's preparations for the Red Bull Air Race

    The Red Bull Air Race is taking place this weekend where supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the Blades Racing Team will make their competitive Russian debut. Pilot Ben Murphy talks about the team's World Championship campaign so far, and what they are targeting for the future.

  • Young people from Airplay Lossiemouth
    "One of the best experiences we have had with Airplay"

    Recently more than 100 Airplay members got together to attend the first-ever Airfest at RAF Cosford. Five teenagers Bailey, Ella, Josh, Libby and TJ who travelled from RAF Lossiemouth share with us their impressions of the event.

  • Airfest performance
    First-ever Airfest takes flight at RAF Cosford

    "A great event" and "I hope it's on next year" were just some of the glowing reviews from more than 100 young people who descended on RAF Cosford earlier this month for the very first Airfest.

  • Dean Payne
    Bright future thanks to the Fund

    This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.

  • Table tennis
    Supporting RAF personnel abroad

    The pressures of serving in the Royal Air Force are no secret, especially during operations abroad where personnel can be away from home for extended periods of time. The RAF Benevolent Fund recently gave a grant to those currently stationed in Iraq.

  • Bereavement hands
    Bereaved RAF families to receive increased support

    Payments made to families on the death of RAF personnel, who were members of the RAF Dependants Fund, have been increased by £2,500 to up to £17,500.

    Press Release

  • Trossachs, Scotland
    "First class respite in time of desperate need"

    The RAF Disabled Holiday Trust, managed by the RAF Benevolent Fund, exists to ensure RAF veterans can enjoy a holiday, free from the worry of whether accommodation is accessible or not. In this guest blog, we hear from John Allen who recently visited Tigh Mor in Scotland with his wife Vivian.

  • Fred Laing and Greg Dillon
    Squash meets whisky for charity fundraiser

    A bottle of 34-year-old rare whisky is being auctioned in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, thanks to the result of a charity squash match.

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