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  • Bronze Software Labs wins 'Most Innovative' award

    Ever wondered what it was like to pilot a Spitfire? Bronze Software Labs created an augmented reality app, enabling viewers to experience the iconic British aircraft and raise funds for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund at the same time. Their brilliant app and generous support were recognised by the RAF Benevolent Fund yesterday evening with an award for Most Innovative Corporate Fundraising.

  • East Ham Air Cadets win top award

    282 (East Ham) Squadron, RAF Air Cadets, scooped the award for Squadron of the Year from the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, recognising their incredible support of the Fund at events over the past several years.

  • Cheshire businessman donates Bomber Command Memorial maquette to RAF Benevolent Fund

    Philip Jackson's sculpture placed at the heart of the Bomber Command Memorial in Green Park has won resounding reviews from the public and art world alike, winning the Marsh Award for Excellence in Public Sculpture in 2013. The Memorial is regularly voted one of London's most popular tourist attractions, according to Trip Advisor.

  • Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund honours stand-out supporters

    Each year the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund spends millions to help over 60,000 members of the RAF family; a feat which wouldn't be possible without the help of thousands of supporters. In appreciation, the RAF Benevolent Fund paused yesterday evening to thank its stand-out donors and volunteers at an awards ceremony held at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London and sponsored by Lockheed Martin UK.

  • The Garden Centre Group digs deep for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    The Garden Centre Group is bringing patriotism to flower beds across the country with the launch of their red, white, and blue themed seed packets commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Great War and honouring those who served their country both then and now.

  • Woolaston veteran launches 'eggsellent' fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Retired RAF Squadron Leader Brian Gibbs has been joined in his fundraising efforts for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund by some very unusual ladies – his flock of 13 laying hens and three ducks!

  • Celebrations across the country for the Royal Air Force's 96th Birthday!

    The Royal Air Force celebrates its 96th birthday on 1 April and the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is leading the charge in the celebrations.

  • World War II POWs recall 'The Great Escape' at Special 70th Anniversary Film Screening

    World War II prisoners of war Jack Lyon, aged 96, and Charles Clarke, aged 90, shared their recollections of ‘The Great Escape’ at a special screening of the film to mark the 70th anniversary of the bid for freedom from the infamous POW camp Stalag Luft III.

  • Esrskine home named after Battle of Britain pilot

    The RAF Benevolent Fund's Regional Director of Scotland and Northern Ireland has chosen the name Sir Alan Smith for an RAF veteran's bungalow in Erskine.

  • Royal Air Force War Artist in Afghanistan sketches life behind the scenes

    Sara Waymont has been visiting parts of the Royal Air Force 83 Expeditionary Air Group including 617 'Dambusters' Squadron to record the work of the RAF and raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

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