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  • Airplay Wyton blog
    Youngsters have fun whatever the weather!

    As the seasons have changed at RAF Wyton Airplay, young people have benefited from enriching experiences, relaxing with friends and having fun, whilst learning about each other, in an encouraging and welcoming environment.

  • Fan Dance 2020 Cpl Rawlings and Cpl Thomas
    Brize Norton personnel complete Fan Dance Race to raise money for RAF Benevolent Fund

    A group of five RAF servicemen have completed a gruelling 24km SAS Selection march in the Brecon Beacons to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust
    RAF Benevolent Fund welcome Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust

    Members of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Trust visited the RAF Benevolent Fund head office to meet with representatives from the RAF welfare charity yesterday.

  • Marham Flyers 2020
    Record turnout at Marham Flyers NYE 10K raises £6,000 for RAF Benevolent Fund

    A record-breaking number of runners took part in the 2019 Marham Flyers New Year's Eve 10K. Now in its fifth year, 330 runners signed up to take part in the event on 31 December at RAF Marham. Alongside the club’s summer event, the charity run raised £6,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity.

  • Dennis Barber
    Hampshire RAF veteran celebrates 100th birthday

    On Christmas Eve 2019, RAF veteran Dennis Barber celebrated his 100th birthday at Howard Park Bowling Club in Basingstoke, where he is an active member and President of the Bowls Club.


  • Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Elliot
    RAF Benevolent Fund appoints new Controller

    We are delighted to announce that Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot has been appointed Controller/Chief Executive of the Fund and will take up her new role in April this year.

    Press Release

  • happy new year top ten blogs
    Top 10 blogs of 2019

    We had lots of great news, stories and Royal Air Force anniversaries on our website. We challenged ourselves once more and put together a list of this year's top 10 blogs.

  • Simon Dougherty
    RAF Benevolent Fund trustee recognised in New Year's Day Honours

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities, in particular.

    Press Release

  • Forrest family
    Celebrating Christmas miles apart

    Christmas without loved ones can be tough, but one RAF Scampton family know that while they're missing Ch Tech Steve Forrest, thanks to him another family have their Dad at home.

  • Christmas carol concert
    Chief Executive David Murray shares his thoughts on a historic year for the Fund

    As the end of the year approaches, we at the RAF Benevolent Fund have been reflecting on the past year – our centenary year – and are appealing to the public to think about those who may need support this Christmas.

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