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  • Derek and Sandra Bradshaw
    Valentine's special: Derek and Sandra

    During the coming week, the RAF Benevolent Fund will be celebrating the season of love with a series of blogs reflecting on the love in the RAF Family. In this first edition RAF veteran Derek Bradshaw shares his love for his wife, commuting by motorcycle to visit her, and the RAF!

  • Community Engagement Worker RAF Benevolent Fund
    RAF Benevolent Fund launches new community scheme to help isolated RAF veterans

    Suffolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk have been selected as pilot locations for a new project aimed at supporting RAF veterans who face loneliness and isolation. We're launching a Community Engagement Worker scheme to help older RAF veterans get involved in their local communities.

    Press Release

  • Jo Lancaster ready to cut the cake on his 100th Birthday
    RAF Bomber Command veteran turns 100

    On Monday 4 February 2019, RAF veteran John Oliver 'Jo' Lancaster celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by friends, family and his comrades from Bomber Command at Princess Marina House in Rustington.

    Press Release

  • Air Vice-Marshal David Murray inspects the Memorial
    Well-wishers donate more than £20,000 for Bomber Command Memorial repairs

    Public reaction to the vandalism of Bomber Command Memorial has been overwhelming with support flooding in from around the world.

    Press Release

  • Graham Duncan
    When 'wheelchair friendly' isn't always wheelchair friendly

    Booking a holiday should be a happy and stress-free experience. But what happens if the holiday you were sold is nothing like the one in the brochure? Former Flight Sergeant Graham Duncan tells us about his experiences with this very issue.

  • Bomber Command Memorial
    Statement: Bomber Command Memorial damage

    We have been overwhelmed by the public's response to the vandalism carried out at the Bomber Command Memorial on Sunday night. The incredible generosity of our supporters has seen more than £11,000 in donations made to help cover the costs of the repair work.

    Press Release

  • RAF Wittering Airplay award
    Airplay workers awarded Air Officer's commendation

    The team behind youth support at RAF Wittering has been recognised with an AOC Team Commendation. 

  • Kabul physathon
    Festive fundraisers' physathon for Fund!

    On Christmas day at Headquarters Resolute Support, five plucky individuals completed an epic 24-hour physical training marathon, the "physathon", raising more than £1,600 for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. 

  • NYE 10K at RAF Marham
    Biggest ever entry for Marham Flyers New Year's Eve 10K 

    A record-breaking turnout at this year's Marham New Year's Eve 10K saw £4,800 raised in support of the RAF Family. 

  • New recruits are measured for uniforms at RAF Padgate in 1950
    Help us find National Service veterans in need

    This New Year's Day marked the 70th anniversary of the enactment of the National Service Act, which led to more than two million young men being conscripted into the British Armed Forces. 

    Press Release

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