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  • welfare benefits
    Help with travel costs

    In this advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines schemes that can help with travel costs.

  • Armed Forces Day
    Marking Armed Forces Day 2021

    This Armed Forces Day, we thank all military personnel, especially those in the RAF, who have answered their country's call and put themselves in harm's way for our safety and security.

  • James Henderson Veteran
    James Henderson: My story

    Today Armed Forces Week shines a light on veterans and their service. Seven years into a job he hoped would be for life, James Henderson was given the news injuries sustained during his service would mean he had to leave the career he loved. James struggled on until last year, when he reached out to the RAF Benevolent Fund for help. He takes up his story.

  • Joanna Martin
    Life changed in an instant

    Today Armed Forces Week recognises the services of Reservists who give up their free time to serve their country. For the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF Family we support includes RAF Reservists. Those like Ambassador Joanna Martin, who was injured while training for deployment.

  • Two sisters to walk White Horse Trail in memory of their RAF veteran father

    Two sisters from the south west will be walking the White Horse Trail, a 100-mile route through Wiltshire offering views of the eight white horses that are cut into the turf of the chalk hillsides, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Air Cadets.

  • Arthur Fathers Day
    "Our father inspired four generations of service"

    This Father's Day, we pay tribute to all RAF fathers, past and present, who have inspired a generation of sons and daughters with their selfless service. In Arthur Northfield's case, his Second World War career led to four generations of his family seeing active service in defence of their country.

  • Airplay RAF Wittering
    From virtual escape rooms to catching up with cake – Airplay kids are flying high

    Airplay at RAF Wittering has provided competitions, activity ideas and online sessions for young people since the pandemic began. Young people have also enjoyed planning what they would like to do within their sessions. In this blog some of the RAF Wittering Airplay members share their 'best bits'.

  • Simmo Wing
    Red Arrows' David Simmonds on how the RAF Air Cadets inspired him to follow his dreams

    As the RAF Air Cadets celebrate their 80th anniversary, Red Arrows pilot Flt Lt David Simmonds looks back on where it all began for him in the organisation.

  • RAF Falcons 60
    Flt Lt Chris Wilce on what the Fund means to the RAF Falcons

    This year the RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team celebrate their 60th anniversary. With the RAF Benevolent Fund at the heart of what they do, Flt Lt Chris Wilce explains why the charity means so much.

  • RAF Falcons 60
    Celebrating 60 years of the Falcons: Fund supporters mark milestone with new display

    The RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team are marking their 60th anniversary with the launch of a thrilling new routine ahead of this summer's display season.

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