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  • Former Flight Lieutenant Carl Harding
    "It's only afterwards that it really hits you – you nearly got killed there"

    In 1942, the RAF Regiment was formed as an integral Corps within the RAF aimed at providing combat support and defence to the RAF bases and overseas operations. It was the Gunners that carried out these specialist and often dangerous operations across the globe.

  • Lunch club being enjoyed by Dave and George
    Lunch Club benefits from £2,500 gift from The Patron's Fund

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is celebrating after receiving a £2,500 gift from The Patron’s Fund, the charitable fund set up to acknowledge the work of the charitable organisations for which Her Majesty, The Queen acts as a Patron.

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  • Mark and Janet Bosanquet-Bryant
    Love is in the air this Valentine's

    Mark and Janet Bosanquet-Bryant met and fell in love at high school and this year will happily celebrate 32 years of marriage. It was only a year into their marriage however, that their lives were turned upside down when Mark severed his spinal cord in an accident that left him paralysed from the neck down.

  • Caroline McGougan
    Remembering Caroline McGougan

    Former RAF Benevolent Fund champion, Caroline McGougan, passed away on 2 February 2017 following a brief struggle with cancer.

  • Bill Espie
    Comrades for 46 years and counting

    This year marks the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment and in this guest blog, Bill Espie tells us about his experience in Northern Ireland and the impact that being part of the RAF Regiment has had on his life.

  • Steven Brereton Martin
    "The RAF Regiment is a brotherhood"

    Steven Brereton Martin has spent 32 years of his life in the Royal Air Force, 29 of them serving with the RAF Regiment. From Scotland to Singapore, he has been deployed all over the world but for Steven, one thing is certain – the support and camaraderie of his fellow Gunners.

  • Ray Pelcot
    The military soul of the RAF

    The Dhofar Rebellion took place between 1969 and 1976 when rebels attempted to overthrow the ruling Sultan. A number of RAF Regiment Squadrons were deployed to protect the main airfield.

  • The RAF Regiment celebrate 75 years
    "An honour to work alongside the RAF Regiment"

    As we commemorate the 75th anniversary of the RAF Regiment, RAF Benevolent Fund Controller Air Vice-Marshal David Murray pays tribute to those who have served, and still serve, in his latest blog.

  • Corporal John Taylor
    A brave young World War Two Gunner

    The Second World War produced many a tale of daring deeds, heroism and bravery amongst the newly-formed RAF Regiment. In this, their 75th year, we look back at one young, courageous Gunner who was awarded two medals for gallantry.

  • Hercules C130K - Image Copyright: Ministry of Defence
    Remembering the crew of flight XV179 12 years on

    Today marks 12 years since Hercules C130K flight XV179 was shot down over Iraq killing all ten crew.

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