As thousands looked to the skies over London for the RAF100 flypast earlier this month, two RAF Benevolent Fund staff members had a very different view. Our Welfare Projects Executive Pete Ashcroft explains.
RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Luke Delahunty joined Her Majesty The Queen and members of the Royal Family at a Westminster Abbey service to celebrate the RAF's centenary earlier this month. In this guest blog, he tells us about his day.
Stan, who has died aged 97, was always humble about his contribution to the war effort, insisting he was 'just doing his job' but we remember his bravery and selflessness.
Eleven-year-old Tia Carter will represent the Royal Air Force and the RAF Benevolent Fund when she takes part in the Coin Toss Ceremony on Centre Court today.
The Royal Air Force's centenary is a moment to celebrate for all RAF personnel. But for one serviceman there is more cause for reflection – his family has been a part of the service for almost as long as it has existed!
This Tuesday, thousands of spectators gathered in London to watch the thrilling finale of the Royal Air Force's centenary celebrations, culminating in a 103-aircraft flypast.
You may think having organised a 3,000-strong Diamond Jubilee Parade for Her Majesty the Queen or attending the wedding of a future King would be the highlight of anyone's RAF career. Not so, for RAF Benevolent Fund Controller Air Vice-Marshal David Murray being part of a dangerous mission to Sierra Leone will be remembered as his RAF100 'centenary moment'.
RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Ben Murphy steered the Blades Racing team to an excellent result in the fourth round of the Red Bull Air Race in Budapest.
In 1948 the President of the United States, Harry Truman, launched Operation Plainfare, to urgently deliver food and supplies to the people of Berlin. Now 70 years on, we look back on the RAF's involvement during this humanitarian aid mission.
More than 200 Bomber Command veterans and their families gathered to remember their fallen comrades at a service at Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park today.