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  • John Wright and his son Lewis
    Fathers who serve: Sergeant John Wright

    As dads everywhere celebrate Father's Day, we are proud to have supported so many RAF dads and their families. One such dad is Sergeant John Wright who is currently serving at RRH Buchan. We recently adapted John's home to help with the care of his son Lewis who has complex needs.

  • Joanna Martin and her Hairy Haggis relay team
    Hairy Haggis runners ramp up the support

    Last month the Hairy Haggis Team Relay took place, as part of the Edinburgh Marathon Festival, with the RAF Benevolent Fund enjoying support from 14 teams.

  • Judi Dench
    Dame Judi Dench opens our anticipated raffle of a limited edition Aston Martin

    Dame Judi Dench has teamed up with the RAF Benevolent Fund to officially open our anticipated raffle where one lucky winner will drive away a rare Aston Martin Vanquish S Red Arrows limited edition car.

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  • We're working with Cruse Bereavement Care
    Being a volunteer bereavement counsellor

    As we continue to celebrate National Volunteers' Week, we're working with other charity partners to deliver support to RAF veterans and serving personnel. Next month we're launching a new bereavement programme in partnership with Cruse Bereavement Care.

  •  Mechanics servicing the engine of a Hawker Hurricane I of 501 Squadron
    The RAF's hard battle to support the evacuation of troops from Dunkirk

    The story of the Dunkirk evacuation hits the big screen next month in a new film. During the Second World War, a myth began to circulate that the RAF did not do enough to protect the troops that were trapped on the beaches and the fleet of vessels trying to evacuate them.

  • Jonny McNee
    Celebrating our brilliant volunteers

    This Volunteers' Week, our supporters across the UK will be continuing their incredible efforts to raise awareness of the RAF Benevolent Fund and the work that we do. Jonny McNee is one such supporter, who has been volunteering for us for six years.

  • David Scott
    Supporter braves challenging weather to complete Cairngorm to Coast

    Earlier this month the annual Cairngorm to Coast challenge took place with participants braving torrential rain to undertake a 30km hike and 70km bike ride for our charity. David Scott, the first cyclist over the line, recounts his journey.

  • Dunkirk evacuation
    The RAF's vital role in the Dunkirk evacuation

    On 26 May 1940, Prime Minister Winston Churchill ordered the start of Operation Dynamo – the evacuation of more than 330,000 Allied troops from the beaches of Dunkirk during WWII. RAF Fighter Command began to operate patrols from Boulogne to Dunkirk and the operations were to continue for the next nine days during the evacuation.

  • Bomber Command aircrew
    Honouring the heroes of Bomber Command on the 75th anniversary of the First Thousand Bomber Raid

    30 May marks the 75th anniversary of the First 1000 Bomber Raid – an overnight bombing of Cologne by the RAF in 1942 and notably one of the largest attacks in World War Two history.

  • Ambassadors Dinner
    Friends of the Fund!

    Last Wednesday, the Fund held a special dinner to recognise the ongoing support of its Life Vice Presidents, Vice Presidents, Ambassadors and Friends.

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