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  • Battle of Britain
    Almost half of Brits surveyed don't know what the Battle of Britain was

    New research from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund has found that almost half (44%) of the British public surveyed don’t know what the Battle of Britain was.

  • Chris Elliot
    Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Statement from AVM Chris Elliot, Controller of the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Racism, and any other form of discrimination, has no place at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund and no place in our society. The brutal death of George Floyd has shone a spotlight on racism and inequality around the world and it is timely for me to share my commitment to Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion in my role as CEO/Controller at the Fund.

  • Mike Straney DFC RAFBF
    New Director of Fundraising and Communications joins RAF Benevolent Fund

    We have appointed a new Director of Fundraising and Communications, with Mike Straney joining our senior leadership team in May. Mike has worked in fundraising for 14 years, with previous roles in corporate partnerships at Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Campaign.

  • Decades of Support featuring RAF veteran Reg Lawrence
    Our response to COVID-19

    For the past 100 years, the Fund has stood side by side with the RAF Family during its toughest times and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. The welfare of our beneficiaries and staff have been and will continue to be at the forefront of all we do.

  • Woman at a computer
    RAF Benevolent Fund launches online application system in Sector first

    In a first for the military charity sector, the RAF Benevolent Fund has launched a new online application form to allow members of the RAF Family to access support more easily.

  • Our response to COVID-19
    Fund response to Covid-19

    The welfare of our beneficiaries is at the centre of the Fund's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to reassure anyone currently supported by the Fund, or anyone who needs our support, that we are working hard to ensure we will be able to continue to meet their needs.

  • Sue Holderness on a Tigermoth
    Sue Holderness backs competition commemorating the Battle of Britain

    We have launched a new competition inviting the public to write a script telling a fictional story based on the Battle of Britain, in which Royal Air Force pilots bravely fought in the skies above Britain to defend our shores from Nazi invasion.

  • Princess Marina House
    Princess Marina House response to COVID-19

    In line with the Government's strong advice regarding social distancing, Princess Marina House has taken the difficult decision to cancel stays, suspend all new bookings and stop our popular Lunch Club until the Government's advice allows us to resume our operations.

  • RAF Odiham personnel meet WAAF and WRAF veterans at Princess Marina House
    Latest Fund response to Covid-19

    The welfare of our beneficiaries is at the centre of the Fund's response to the COVID-19 outbreak. We want to reassure anyone currently supported by the Fund, or anyone who needs our support, that we are working hard to ensure we will be able to continue to meet their needs.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Awards 2019 All Winners
    Shortlist announced for 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlisted nominees for our annual awards. The winners of the eight award categories will be revealed at a special ceremony on 11 June in London.

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