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  • Ann and Lauren
    "If I could give Mum anything I'd want her to be better and still in the Air Force, doing what she loves"

    Ann Hughes served in the RAF Police but in 2007 her RAF career was cut short when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In this guest blog, Ann's daughter, Lauren, tells us about her amazing mum.

  • Catherine Argent and her Mum
    "Mum is my hero!"

    This Mother's Day we are celebrating all RAF mums. In this guest blog Catherine Argent, tells us why her mum has been such an inspiration to her over the years!

  • Peter Potter receives his Medal of Honour at PMH
    "Princess Marina House is a wonderful place"

    When former rear-gunner Peter Potter was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, there was only one place he wanted to have his medal presented to him, amongst friends and peers at the RAF Benevolent Fund's Princess Marina House.

  • James and Eliza
    A home for James and Sarah

    In January 2017 James Faulkner and his wife Sarah celebrated buying their first home together. The couple had been living in an RAF Benevolent Fund Housing Trust property, where James had lived after he was diagnosed with a devastating brain tumour.

  • HM The Queen at the Iraq & Afghanistan Memorial - UK MOD Crown Copyright 2017
    Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial

    As Her Majesty The Queen unveils a new Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial in London, Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, pays tribute to those who served in the conflicts.

  • Social care
    Statement in response to Chancellor's Spring Budget announcement

    Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, has given his thoughts on the Spring Budget 2017 announced by Phillip Hammond.

    Press Release

  • RAF Regiment Football Club
    After ten years on the bench Gunners football team reform

    Last month the RAF Regiment Football Club laced up their boots for their first fixture in more than ten years. Not only would 2017 mark the rebirth of the Club but it also marks 75 years since the formation of the RAF Regiment.

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Bomber Command Memorial vandalism – update

    Following the vandalism of the Bomber Command Memorial this weekend we are pleased to confirm the graffiti has been removed.

    Press Release

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Bomber Command Memorial vandalism – statement

    As the guardian of the Bomber Command Memorial, the RAF Benevolent Fund is saddened to hear it has been vandalised. 

    Press Release

  • Stuart Robinson and Mike Wilson launch GBSL
    RAF hero backs Great British Sunday Lunch fundraiser

    RAF hero Stuart Robinson has helped launch the RAF Benevolent Fund's national fundraiser, the Great British Sunday Lunch.

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