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  • Alabare
    Grant helps homeless RAF veterans

    Royal Air Force veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness will benefit from a new grant of £15,000 to Alabaré Homes for Veterans by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. 

    Press Release

  • Roald Dahl
    Celebrating 100 years of author and RAF pilot Roald Dahl

    13 September is Roald Dahl Day and this year's celebration marks the 100th anniversary of 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'.

  • RAF Benson and their successful haul
    RAF Benson haul train to help charity close to heart

    Day to day, personnel from RAF Benson take charge of flying Chinooks and Pumas, but earlier this month, they turned their attentions to hauling trains.

  • Team Spitfire at Cowes Week
    Team RAF Benevolent Fund Spitfire battles it out to win at Cowes Week

    Team Spitfire, an amateur sailing team made up of serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and civilians, have won at Cowes Week. In this guest blog, the team skipper, Wing Commander (ret'd) Simon Ling tells us all.

  • John Robertson
    Anchors away for RAF veteran in Rio Paralympics

    It's anchors away for Sunderland resident and RAF veteran John Robertson, who will be sailing in this year's Paralympics in Rio. This will be the fourth Paralympics for John and teammates Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas.

  • Danny & MIke
    RAF Lossiemouth airmen go to herculean efforts for the Fund

    Baxters Marathon and Paris to Geneva cycle challenges await RAF Lossiemouth men.

  • Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr
    Seventy-fifth anniversary of 'High Flight'

    "Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings..." So begins 'High Flight,' perhaps the most renowned aviation poem, written by Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee, Jr, in August 1941.

  • Summer activities at RAF Valley
    Airplay kids enjoy fun-packed summer activities at RAF Valley

    At RAF Valley, thanks to the support of the RAF Benevolent Fund, the youngsters at Airplay were able to enjoy four weeks of fun-packed activities.

  • Sqn Ldr Phil Holdcroft alongside his wife, Beth and daughters Isla and Bella
    Helping little Isla's family

    Learning of his daughter's cancer diagnosis confirmed Sqn Ldr Phil Holdcroft and his wife Beth's worst nightmares. Their youngest daughter Isla now had a gruelling fight on her hands to overcome leukaemia and endure the aggressive treatment that would follow.

  • Charity football match marks its third year in memory of Andy Hallam
    Annual memorial football match raises more than £10,000 in three years

    For Phil Hallam, 28, loss is something he has been struck with twice in his relatively short life. The passing of his mother and then later his brother was devastating, but when Phil received a letter along with a cheque from the RAF Benevolent Fund, it eased some of those initial financial pressures.

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