The competition, organised by the RAF's leading welfare charity the RAF Benevolent Fund, was launched to commemorate the 80th anniversary of one of the most important battles of the Second World War.
Innovation and invention were key to the RAF's victory in the Battle of Britain during the Second World War. One such innovator was ace pilot Adolph Gysbert 'Sailor' Malan.
In this interview, the late Spitfire pilot Geoffrey Wellum recalled what it was like to take to the skies during the Battle of Britain.
A Hampshire man has published a play dramatising the story of Spitfire designer R. J. Mitchell. The play, Mitchell’s Wings, was originally written and directed by Johnny Carrington 10 years ago. Sales of the play will raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.
A statement from RAF Benevolent Fund Chair of Trustees, Lawrie Haynes, on Princess Marina House.
The Second World War was the most destructive our world has ever witnessed. Cities, whole countries were changed beyond recognition and the outcome of the war still has an impact today.
New research from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund has found that almost half (44%) of the British public surveyed don’t know what the Battle of Britain was.
As a member of the ground crew of 609 Squadron, the late Stan Hartill saw first hand the bravery and sacrifice of the Battle of Britain pilots.
The Battle of Britain is seen by many as a defining moment for the RAF during the Second World War. Delivering the first major victory against the German military, it was a fierce battle fought over the English channel and the skies above Britain for air superiority.
The task of preparing Britain's air defence in the lead up to the Battle of Britain belonged to Air Chief Marshal Dowding. It was his foresight and forward planning that helped position Britain to respond to the Luftwaffe attacks.