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  • Skydiving into retirement

    Paul Dixon served 46 years in the RAF and in that time never jumped out of an aircraft. So when it was time for Paul to retire, his family had some extreme plans for him. Paul tells us more in this post.

  • Riding in memory of fallen friends

    Flight Lieutenant Chris Penneck is going to undertake a gruelling challenge to raise money in memory of two fallen comrades. Chris tells his story in this blog.

  • National Family Week takes off on RAF bases across Britain

    Royal Air Force families enjoyed a wide range of organised activities this National Family Week (30 May – 5 June 2011), supported by Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24 million youth support programme.

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  • RAF couple honeymoon in style

    Newlyweds Kerry and Richard Sawyer, both serving in the Royal Air Force, are celebrating their honeymoon – and the Royal Wedding – in style this week, thanks to the RAF's leading welfare charity.

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  • RAF Motorsport charity drive

    Members of the RAF Motorsports Association (RAFMSA) joined forces with the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) at Northwood Road Safety Day on 11 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.

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  • Cadet D-Day beach fundraiser for military charities

    A force of cadets will cross the English Channel on 28 May to embark on a challenge which they hope will raise over £4,000 for charity.

  • Veteran's artwork will help RAF families

    Rosie Gibbons, Regional Fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund, was delighted to meet up with ex-soldier Tony Byrne, 50, from Barnstaple, to accept his donation of a series of paintings of Hawk and Sea King Rescue aircraft.

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  • RAFBF donates to Oakhaven Hospice

    Paul Hewson, regional director for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Oakhaven Hospice Trust in Lymington, Hampshire on 27 April to present a donation of £7500.

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  • Tim Artus – marathon man

    Tim Artus, an instructor at RAF Cranwell, set himself the goal of running the London Marathon with a 40lb backpack.

  • Graham Taylor launches new football project at Lincoln City

    Graham Taylor OBE, former England Manager, helped launch a new mental health and wellbeing scheme for ex-service men and women, Inside Right, at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday 9th April 2011. Geoff Ware, our regional director, also attended. The RAF Benevolent Fund is helping to fund the initiative.

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