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  • 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.

  • Trustee RAF Benevolent Fund OBE
    RAF Benevolent Fund trustee receives MBE at Buckingham Palace

    Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, the RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities. He received his honour from the Duke of Cambridge at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on 25 February 2020.

  • Air Vice-Marshal (AVM) Chris Elliot
    RAF Benevolent Fund appoints new Controller

    We are delighted to announce that Air Vice-Marshal Chris Elliot has been appointed Controller/Chief Executive of the Fund and will take up her new role in April this year.

  • Simon Dougherty
    RAF Benevolent Fund trustee recognised in New Year's Day Honours

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's longest-standing trustee, Air Vice-Marshal Simon Dougherty, has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his service to the Armed Forces community and military charities, in particular.

  • Christmas lunch
    RAF charities bring festive cheer to serving personnel

    Hundreds of RAF personnel serving away from their families over the Christmas period are being helped by RAF charities to celebrate together and combat loneliness.

  • RAF badge
    RAF Benevolent Fund to support SSAFA for the next three years

    The RAF Benevolent Fund is pleased to announce that we have pledged to donate £170,000 in three grants to support SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, with funds going to their casework service, Forcesline and Norton House over the next three years.

  • George Dunn Battle of Britain
    Second World War pilot urges RAF veterans to get in touch

    Second World War pilot George Dunn DFC spoke to Thales' staff earlier this week and explained why the RAF Benevolent Fund's appeal is so important.

  • Social Engagement Workers RAF Benevolent Fund
    The Fund launches scheme to tackle isolation

    The Social Engagement Workers scheme is initially being launched at RAF Odiham, RAF Leeming, RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Honington. This new initiative aims to tackle isolation among serving RAF personnel and their families. 

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