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  • Bike ride to honour the Regiment

    Adam Keen, 26, from Worthing, West Sussex is taking on a 244 mile bike ride for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund in memory of SAC Ryan Tomlin. Adam tells us more.

  • Desert Marathon

    Squadron Leader Daniela Nowalski has served in the RAF for 13 years. She recently completed the gruelling Marathon Des Sables, raising around £2,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this post Daniela tells us what it was like running across the Sahara Desert – for six days!

  • Hawk pilot runs the marathon

    Flight Lieutenant Phil Bird is a pilot with the RAF's Hawk display team, and the RAF Benevolent Fund is the team's charity of the year. Phil tells us more in this blog.

  • Gunners' football match in memory of fallen comrade

    SAC Ryan Tomlin of the RAF Regiment was killed in Afghanistan on 13 February 2012. In his memory some fellow Regiment gunners are organising a charity football match to support the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • All change at the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Air Marshal Sir Robert Wright, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF), the RAF’s leading welfare charity, will retire in July this year. Sir Robert is succeeded by Air Marshal Chris Nickols, until recently Chief of Defence Intelligence at the Ministry of Defence.

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  • RAF Factor charity single

    It's not the X-Factor it's the RAF Factor! The winner of the RAF's famous singing competition has now released a charity single.

  • Soldiering On

    Jacqui Thompson's husband, Gary, was killed in Afghanistan, while serving with the RAF Regiment. Since then Jacqui has dedicated herself to fundraising for the RAF Benevolent Fund, and this work has been recognised with a 'Soldiering On' award on Sunday.

  • On the road for the RAF family

    Philip Wiles heads up the Housing and Care Services team at the RAF Benevolent Fund. Last week, Philip was out on the road in Scotland and the north of England to meet some of the people we support. Philip tells us more in this blog.

  • 141 miles for charity

    Four determined flight operations assistants from RAF Odiham have set themselves a challenge to raise money for charity.

  • RAF mum – the best job in the world

    This Mother's Day we're celebrating RAF mums, so we've asked a mum from RAF Lossiemouth to blog for us. Karen Cox tells more in this blog.

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