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    Blades commentary competition winners announced

    Earlier this year, the RAF Benevolent Fund joined forces with the Blades Aerobatic Team to launch a commentary competition to find a future voice of the air shows.

  • Waddington Airplay group RAFBF
    Airplay youngsters go virtual for fun and laughs

    Waddington Airplay group members have been determined not to let COVID-19 restrictions affect their meetings. They've got creative and gone digital to enable the youngsters to continue receiving support, giving them a place to let off steam.

  • Chris Elliot RAF Benevolent Fund Queen's Birthday Honour List
    What Remembrance means to me

    RAF Benevolent Fund Controller, Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot, calls on us all to encourage the next generation to remember the lessons of the past and the sacrifices of all those who have gone before.

  • David Remembrance 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund
    Remembrance is never far from my thoughts

    David Rose spent 31 years in the RAF as an engineer before being medically discharged in 2018. David is now based at RAF Honington as one of the RAF Benevolent Fund's Social Engagement Workers – an initiative aiming to tackle social isolation and loneliness among the serving community.

  • Bomber Command Veteran Jack Watson Remembrance RAF Benevolent Fund
    Remembrance is so important, it transcends everything

    For Bomber Command veteran Jack Watson Remembrance Sunday has always been a day of quiet reflection. So this year will be no different, despite the COVID-19 restrictions as he looks forward to watching the national commemorations while remembering his own, personal story.

  • Josh UAS Remembrance RAF Benevolent Fund
    "I'll be standing silent for Vic"

    Remembrance is a time to stop and think of those who fought for our freedoms. Officer Cadet Josh Rowles, from Bristol University Air Squadron, tell us what Remembrance means to him and who he'll be thinking of when he stands silent.

  • Dennis Pearcy RAF Benevolent Fund
    I'm over the moon with what the Fund has done for me

    With a garage door which was dangerous to use and no funds to repair it, Second World War veteran Dennis Pearcy turned to the RAF Benevolent Fund for help.

  • RAF Scampton All Day Cafe RAF Benevolent Fund
    RAF Scampton All Day Café opens following £10K charity grant

    The station recently opened a new All Day Café at the station. The project cost £45,000 in total and was funded in part by a £10,000 grant from the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity.

  • The Falcons Hardest Day Challenge
    The Falcons swap freefalling for free running in support of the Fund

    With the Covid-19 pandemic cancelling plans across the nations, one thing that hasn't wavered is the support from the RAF Falcons.

  • Jacob Newson
    Seven-year-old fundraiser Jacob steps into history in Battle of Britain Challenge

    On the 30 and 31 October, plane-mad Jacob Newson and his dad Andy walked 30 miles to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity. Their route began at the former site of RAF Manston in Kent and finished at the Battle of Britain Memorial at Capel le Ferne near Folkstone.

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