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  • RAF Northolt play park
    RAF Northolt play parks undergo £120K refurbishment following charity grant

    A number of play parks have been refurbished at RAF Northolt thanks to a £120,000 grant awarded by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity. The project improved facilities at three play parks across RAF Northolt's service accommodation areas.

  • Matthew Wignall Winner Battle of Britain Audio Drama
    Cumbrian writer wins Battle of Britain audio drama competition

    The competition, organised by the RAF's leading welfare charity the RAF Benevolent Fund, was launched to commemorate the 80th anniversary of one of the most important battles of the Second World War.

  • Princess Marina House
    Princess Marina House statement

    A statement from RAF Benevolent Fund Chair of Trustees, Lawrie Haynes, on Princess Marina House.

  • 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.

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