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  • The Blades
    Seven years strong: The Blades renew partnership with RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Blades Aerobatic Team is thrilled to announce its seventh year in partnership with the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.  

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Airplay Film School
    "We miss seeing our friends"

    Airplay is the RAF Benevolent Fund's flagship youth support service, where youngsters come to spend time with their peers, share their problems and smash watermelons! Airplay youth worker Sarah White explains how the fruit was used for special effects during their recent film school.

  • Tribute to Life Vice President Lady Agnes Humphrey
    Tribute to Life Vice-President Lady Agnes Humphrey

    RAF Benevolent Fund Life Vice-President Lady Agnes Humphrey has passed away. Lady Agnes was a long-term supporter of the Fund, and widow of Sir Andrew Humphrey who was Chief of the Defence Staff before his death in 1977.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Wellbeing and Coping Survey
    Research project aims to better understand emotional wellbeing needs of RAF personnel

    The Fund has launched a new survey in partnership with Swansea University to better understand the needs of the RAF Family. This project follows the Fund's Meeting the Needs of the Serving RAF Community research which was carried out in 2017.

  • Tribute to Eleanor Wadsworth
    Eleanor Wadsworth – a tribute

    One of the last surviving 'Spitfire women' Eleanor Wadsworth has passed away, aged 103. Mrs Wadsworth served as a Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) pilot during the Second World War, delivering aircraft and crew around the UK.

  • Charities work together SSAFA and RAF Benevolent Fund
    Charities work together to support RAF veterans

    In 2019, we pledged to provide annual support over three years towards SSAFA's Forcesline and Norton House services. In 2020 this took the form of a grant of £25,275 across these two services, enabling staff and volunteers to continue to make a true difference, especially during such challenging times.

  • Bomber Command Veteran Jack Watson Remembrance RAF Benevolent Fund
    Iconic Lancaster marks 80 years in the sky

    For many it's the sound as well as the sight of an Avro Lancaster which makes her such a unique aircraft. Today marks 80 years since Roy Chadwick's invention took its first flight. The four-engined night bomber went on to take part in some of the most famous operations during the Second World War including the Dambusters raid.

  • Charlie Witford and family
    Thrive workshops support RAF partners' wellbeing in 2021

    A new series of online workshops aimed at supporting the partners of RAF personnel will be launched next month. The Thrive programme, which provides a range of courses aimed at helping spouses overcome employment challenges, will begin with 'developing courage' on 4 February, teaching participants how to boost their confidence and self-belief.

  • happy new year top ten blogs
    Top 10 blogs of 2020

    We had lots of great news, stories and Royal Air Force anniversaries on our website. We challenged ourselves once more and put together a list of this year's top 10 blogs.

  • Deacon's winning Christmas card
    RAF Valley youngster wins national Christmas card competition

    A Christmas card designed by a teenager living at RAF Valley has been sent to hundreds of members of the RAF Family. Twelve-year-old Deacon Fisher won a nationwide competition to find the best design for the card and bagged himself an Amazon gift card too.

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