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  • RAF Benson Families Day 2017
    Summer of support for RAF families

    From RAF Benson to RAF Wyton, the RAF Benevolent Fund has spent almost £50,000 in its second year of support for station families' days.

  • Enemy raid over Malta
    Dogfight over Malta

    When Malta came under attack midway through the Second World War, the battle to protect it was waged in the skies.

  • Jack Lyon
    The secret to a long life? Walking a mile a day and no alcohol!

    Last weekend, Great Escaper Jack Lyon celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family. Jack was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III, the scene of one of the most audacious prison escapes in World War Two history, when 200 prisoners attempted to escape the prison confines via a man-made tunnel.

  • Ceri Meehan RAFBF fundraiser
    Ceri's marathon effort in tribute to family's Second World War service

    There are no half measures for RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Ceri Meehan, especially when she's aiming to 'give something back' to the charity which has supported her family.

  • Roald Dahl
    Roald Dahl: His RAF career

    13 September is Roald Dahl Day, a day celebrating the ever-popular author's birth. Roald Dahl served in the RAF during World War Two as a pilot, which inspired his story about the troublesome 'Gremlins'.

  • Sqn Ldr Graham Laurie
    Diana's final flight

    Longtime Royals pilot and retired Squadron Leader Graham Laurie recalls the fateful day, 20 years ago, when he was assigned to fly Princess Diana’s body back to London from Paris.

  • Shawbury play park opening
    New play park brings smiles to RAF Shawbury

    Air Vice-Marshal Warren James CBE has officially unveiled RAF Shawbury's new play park in front of excited and eager children who'll be enjoying it for years to come.

  • Steph Evans
    An Oscarordinary Challenge

    Sgt Steph Evans of 24 Squadron RAF Brize Norton is taking on an epic year's fundraising she’s calling 'An Oscarordinary Challenge' to raise money for our charity and others, and awareness of her son Oscar's condition, Goldenhar syndrome.

  • Operation Pedestal
    75th anniversary of Operation Pedestal

    It's 1942, the Second World War rages on and Malta is under siege. The small Mediterranean island had been bombarded for almost two years by enemy forces keen to control this strategic post.

  • Corporal Jon Ward
    100 marathons for Lossie Corporal

    When Corporal Jon Ward completed his first ever marathon back in 2007, he could never have imagined that 11 years later, he would be joining the exclusive 100 marathon club! 

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