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  • Charlie Howard
    Century challenge for cadet Charlie

    For some teenagers, videogames, social media and hanging out with friends are how they spend their free time. But for 17-year-old Charlie, he challenged himself to running 100km to mark 100 years of the RAF.

  • A couple
    An online benefit calculator for the RAF Family

    In the latest edition of our advice blog, our Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly explains about the new benefit calculator on our website.

  • Mike Goody and Jan Black
    We hit the red carpet for the premiere of Hurricane

    This week the RAF Benevolent Fund were honoured to join RAF veterans, including World War Two veteran Jan Black, and serving personnel for the premiere of the new film, Hurricane in London's Leicester Square.

  • AVM-Paterson
    Thales UK celebrates over 100 years' support for the RAF with donation

    Thales UK has been a trusted partner of the UK Armed Forces for 130 years. Their 103-year relationship with the RAF was reinforced when the company presented a £10,000 cheque to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Polish RAF aircrew
    The unsurpassed gallantry of 302 and 303 Squadron

    As a new film, Hurricane, which goes on UK release on 7 September, tells the tale of the bravery of the Polish Fighter Squadrons, we take a look at how the gallantry of these young men proved invaluable during the Second World War.

  • 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.

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