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  • Spitfire in a bog - part 1

    RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Jonny McNee is currently undertaking the first licensed excavation of a World War Two RAF aircraft from within the Republic of Ireland. The project is being filmed as part of a forthcoming three part BBC series – Dig WWII.

  • RAF Benson personnel dig for RAF families

    A team of serving RAF volunteers from 230 Squadron, stationed at RAF Benson, spent a day in Sussex on 20 June, helping to clear the garden of the RAF Benevolent Fund’s new short break cottage in Rustington.

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  • Team Spitfire rules the waves

    Team Spitfire is a sailing team that is proud to support the RAF Benevolent Fund. Our famous heart roundel is emblazoned on the sails of their boat, also named Spitfire, and the team are great ambassadors for the charity. 

  • RAF Benevolent Fund and Ultimate High team up to help RAF families

    The RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF's leading welfare charity, and Ultimate High, the aerial adventure company, came together at Cotswold Airport on 13 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.

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  • £5K donation to the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Paul Hewson, who leads our south of England regional team, had a call offering a generous donation to the RAF Benevolent Fund. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Valley

    Families at RAF Valley enjoyed a range of special activities on Thursday 9 June 2011 supported by Airplay, the RAF Benevolent Fund’s £24million youth support programme.

    Press Release

  • RAFBF in action in Wales

    Our boss, Sir Rob Wright, has been in north Wales seeing our work with the RAF family in action. Sir Rob tells us more in this post.

  • Donation to help blind servicemen

    Blind and visually impaired ex-Servicemen and women received a major boost today thanks to a donation of £100,000 by the RAF Benevolent Fund.

    Press Release

  • 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.

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