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  • Dean Payne
    Bright future thanks to the Fund

    This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.

  • Peenemunde raid
    Peenemünde raid – 75 years on

    Seventy-five years ago one of the lesser known but perhaps most important Bomber Command raids of the Second World War took place. The raid on Peenemünde, credited with saving thousands of lives, was to strike at the heart of Nazi research into the destructive V weapons.

  • Table tennis
    Supporting RAF personnel abroad

    The pressures of serving in the Royal Air Force are no secret, especially during operations abroad where personnel can be away from home for extended periods of time. The RAF Benevolent Fund recently gave a grant to those currently stationed in Iraq.

  • Bereavement hands
    Bereaved RAF families to receive increased support

    Payments made to families on the death of RAF personnel, who were members of the RAF Dependants Fund, have been increased by £2,500 to up to £17,500.

    Press Release

  • Trossachs, Scotland
    "First class respite in time of desperate need"

    The RAF Disabled Holiday Trust, managed by the RAF Benevolent Fund, exists to ensure RAF veterans can enjoy a holiday, free from the worry of whether accommodation is accessible or not. In this guest blog, we hear from John Allen who recently visited Tigh Mor in Scotland with his wife Vivian.

  • Fred Laing and Greg Dillon
    Squash meets whisky for charity fundraiser

    A bottle of 34-year-old rare whisky is being auctioned in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund, thanks to the result of a charity squash match.

  • New Belvedere House, Veterans Aid
    RAF Benevolent Fund grants £70,000 to support homeless RAF veterans

    Homeless RAF veterans in the London area and beyond will benefit from a £70,000 grant made to support Veterans Aid, helping ex-service personnel in crisis.

    Press Release

  • Victory Services Club
    RAF Benevolent Fund helps Club provide accessible breaks for RAF and military personnel

    Three accessible bedrooms for members and guests with accessibility requirements have recently been renovated at the Victory Services Club.  This work was very largely funded thanks to a £56,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Press Release

  • Ride London-Surrey cyclists
    Fabulous fundraising flock to the finish line for Ride London-Surrey

    On Sunday 29 July, 40 cyclists conquered the summer's toughest challenge on two wheels, Prudential Ride London-Surrey, all for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Stuart Robinson
    RAF veteran to serve his country again – on the rugby pitch!

    Former RAF Regiment Gunner Stuart Robinson prepares to do battle for his country again this time on the rugby pitch as part of a strong Great Britain squad competing in the Wheelchair Rugby World Cup in Australia. In this guest blog Stuart, also an RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador, tells us about the squad's preparations.

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