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  • Australian RAF veterans lay a wreath at Bomber Command Memorial
    Australian RAF veterans lay wreath at Bomber Command Memorial

    Seventy years since they left these shores, a group of Australian Second World War veterans returned recently to join the national commemorations of VE Day.

  • Tregothnan tea at Chelsea Flower Show
    English tea growers launch Churchill's Finest at Chelsea Flower Show honouring 'The Few'

    For some, you cannot get more British than a cup of tea and now England's only home-grown tea producer has raised the bar – a British grown tea, celebrating a British icon!

  • Usher Hall
    Waterloo bi-centennial celebration set for Edinburgh's Usher Hall

    One of Britain's greatest military triumphs, the Battle of Waterloo, will receive its bi-centennial commemoration in a spectacular event to be staged at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh on 11 June.

  • RAFBF Brompton bike launch
    International salute to Battle of Britain heroes - on Brompton bikes

    It was British engineered and built Spitfires that propelled the RAF to victory in the Battle of Britain 75 years ago, and today it is British engineered and built Brompton bikes that will take a team of 75 cyclists from Paris to London in a bid to raise £75,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • RAF veteran Les Munro
    Last Dambuster pilot Les Munro accepts £75,000 Ashcroft medals offer

    Les Munro, the last surviving Dambusters pilot, has accepted Lord Ashcroft's offer to donate £75,000 to the RAF Benevolent Fund in return for gifting his decorations and medals to a museum in his native New Zealand. Mr Munro's decorations and medals will now not be auctioned.

  • Adam Bruerton receives his MBE
    It's an MBE for a Northolt Youth Volunteer

    It was New Year unlike any other for Senior Aircraftman Adam Bruerton, who was named an MBE recipient in the New Year Honour List 2015 for his work with RAF Northolt youth. 

  • RAF veteran Les Munro
    Statement from Les Munro on the auction of his medals and log books

    We are enormously grateful to Les Munro for the donation of his medals and logbooks, which will help the RAF Benevolent Fund preserve the Bomber Command Memorial and the legacy of Bomber Command, so that the sacrifices made by these brave young men will not be forgotten.

  • Yompers
    Yomping the Falklands for RAF families

    Some of the roughest terrain in the Falkland Islands was no match for 11 members of the 'April Fools Club', as they trekked 120km through peat bogs and over mountains to raise funds for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Funeral for Sir Jack Hayward
    Funeral of Sir Jack Hayward

    Yesterday the funeral for Sir Jack Hayward took place in Wolverhampton, where he was the much loved former owner and chairman of the Wolves club for 17 years.

  • Playtime for Airplay
    Playtime for Airplay

    Bumpy landings are a thing of the past for the youngest children at RAF Cranwell, as a new soft play area opened in the Brunei Community Centre.

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