Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, the RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities. He received his honour from the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 February 2020.
Team work and cakes help Airplay youngsters raise money for their club activities at a tea party fundraiser. Members Bella, Daisy-mae, Isla and Siobhan tell us how the group organised the event and raked in £170!
RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Luke Wigman recently took on the World Marathon Challenge, completing seven marathons in seven continents over seven days. Having taken part back in 2017, Luke is the first Brit to complete the multi-event marathon twice.
We recently awarded a grant of £1,200 for a series of 26 Yoga sessions at RAF Scampton.
This Valentine's Day, we'd like to take a moment to think about those RAF veterans and widows who've lost a partner later in life and now face their day-to-day lives alone. People like Margaret Peckham.
By the end of the Battle of Britain the Poles had developed a fearsome reputation in combat, with 303 Squadron claiming the highest number of victories despite only joining the battle halfway through. We must never forget the incredible sacrifice those men made to protect our skies, men like 303 Squadron Commander Jan Zumbach.
Phil Hallam and his family have raised £3,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund in the latest annual football game in memory of his brother, SAC Andrew Hallam.
Former RAF Senior Aircraftman Luke Wigman will join 41 runners in one of the world’s most gruelling running events – completing seven marathons in seven days on seven continents.
Back in December, Airplay Coningsby delivered 300 Christmas presents to the community. The gifts, which were delivered to military houses in their local community, had multiple items, including chocolate biscuit fridge cake.
On 18 January 2020, Kent local Desmond Liddicoat celebrated his 90th birthday at the Gallagher Stadium's Spitfire Lounge in Maidstone, raising £300 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.