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  • Working with Combat Stress

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is committed to supporting members of the RAF family in need. We provide a lot of services ourselves, and we also fund specialist services through our partner charities. Combat Stress is one of those charities.

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Honington

    Families at RAF Honington in Suffolk, the home of the RAF Regiment, enjoyed a range of special activities at the weekend to celebrate the opening of new Airplay Parks: state-of-the-art play areas for young people living on or around the station.

  • Airplay takes off at RAF Shawbury

    Families at RAF Shawbury in Shropshire enjoyed a range of special activities on 13 September to celebrate the opening of its new Airplay parks – new state-of-the-art play areas for young people living on or around the RAF station.

  • Gala ball at RAF Cosford

    Following the successful dinner in 2010 the RAF Museum and the RAF Benevolent Fund, supported by RAF Cosford, are planning a Gala Ball for Saturday 8 October.

  • RAF team take on Drambuie Challenge 2011

    Four serving officers in the RAF have completed an adrenaline-filled race across the north of Scotland, raising over £2500 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Rock Ape takes flight

    A severely disabled RAF Regiment gunner has won a prestigious disabled flying scholarship. SAC Sean Allerton, 46, from Sherburn In Elmet, North Yorkshire, served in the RAF Regiment for nine years.

  • New Airplay park for RAF Marham

    Gemma Mahon and Lyn Doney from the RAF Benevolent Fund’s East Midlands and East Region visited RAF Marham on 13 July, to see the new Airplay park open at Oak Avenue.

  • Waddington air show displays big money for RAF Benevolent Fund

    RAF Waddington Station Commander Group Captain Chris Jones dropped by the RAF Benevolent Fund marquee on Sunday 3 July to present a donation of £17,500.

  • Gloucestershire teenagers Zorb for charity

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

  • 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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