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  • Couples hands
    "We're looking forward to a true family Christmas"

    As an RAF wife I've had to get used to my husband going away on deployment but this time, his first since our children were born, brought with it a whole new set of challenges I hadn't experienced before and wasn't well prepared for.

  • Ian Park and his wife Susan
    RAF veteran can look forward to Christmas in comfort

    Former RAF telecoms operator Ian Park says works to adapt  his home and ensure he can live on one floor have 'changed his life'.

  • Gwladys Anderson and her husband
    Keeping Gwladys warm this winter

    When 95-year-old Gwladys Anderson's boiler broke down just before Christmas 2016, festivities at the old stone house in Crail, Fife, were all but over.

  • Henry Conway meeting Stan Hartill
    Two unlikely friends: When Stan met Henry

    We all like to receive nice gifts on our birthday, but when Henry Conway turned six, he asked for something a little different.

  • Ruth Theaker
    "Leading the way for women in the RAF"

    When the WRAF was formed in 1918, Ruth Theaker was one of the first to sign up. In this blog, part of our Women at War 100 series, her grandson David Rainford tells her story.

  • Gladys Wissett
    "We were stronger than the Germans!"

    For 96-year-old Gladys, a call-up to the WAAF in 1940 was her chance to help the war effort.

  • Michelle Partington
    "Proving my doubters wrong made me realise I could do anything"

    Considered a trailblazer as the first female medic to serve on the frontline with the RAF Regiment, former Flt Lt Michelle Partington had a successful RAF career. Despite her achievements she insists she was nothing special, "just one of the lads doing the job".

  • Tony Beck
    Photography course provides new focus for Tony

    RAF veteran Tony Beck's life was turned upside down in 2007 when he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After undergoing surgery and months of rehabilitation, it became clear that Tony wouldn't be able to return to his role as a telecommunications operator in the RAF.

  • Navigator musical cast
    The Navigator soars in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Inspired by the true life stories of those who served their country during the Second World War, The Navigator had its industry presentation in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Nigel Palmer
    A life remembered

    Paying tribute to his grandfather, George, has made RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Nigel Palmer even more proud of his wartime service.

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