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  • Charlie Dimmock in the garden

    Paul Hewson, our Regional Director for the south of England, paid a visit to a disabled resident of an RAF Benevolent Fund housing trust property. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • Gloucestershire teenagers Zorb for charity

    At the end of June Delia Rich,16, from Chedworth, Zorbed downhill with five friends from Rendcomb College.

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  • Spitfire in a bog - part 2

    On Tuesday 28 June 2011 RAF Benevolent Fund supporter Jonny McNee began the excavation of a Spitfire from a mountain bog in County Donegal, Ireland, accompanied by aviation archaeologists, university surveyors and a TV production company. In Jonny's second post he tells us about what he found.

  • Dame Vera Lynn charms RAF veterans

    Forces' sweetheart and World War Two legend Dame Vera Lynn visited Princess Marina House in Rustington on Thursday 7 July, as special guest at the home's annual garden party.

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  • RAF corporals in charity Bergathon

    RAF personnel stationed in Italy for Operation ELLAMY have different ways of spending their limited stand-down hours. Some will catch up on sleep, read a book or play games.

  • Helping hospices that support the RAF family

    Paul Hewson, who leads our regional team for the south of England has been visiting local hospices that support members of the RAF family. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • RAF Police raise 14K for charity in Blazing Saddles challenge

    Corporal Mark Squibbs of the RAF Police was part of a team that cycled from RAF Northolt to Edinburgh, ran a half marathon, then cycled back again to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Royal British Legion. 

  • 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. 

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