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  • RAF Benson Families Day 2017
    Summer of support for RAF families

    From RAF Benson to RAF Wyton, the RAF Benevolent Fund has spent almost £50,000 in its second year of support for station families' days.

  • Jack Lyon
    The secret to a long life? Walking a mile a day and no alcohol!

    Last weekend, Great Escaper Jack Lyon celebrated his 100th birthday surrounded by friends and family. Jack was a prisoner of war in Stalag Luft III, the scene of one of the most audacious prison escapes in World War Two history, when 200 prisoners attempted to escape the prison confines via a man-made tunnel.

  • Sqn Ldr Graham Laurie
    Diana's final flight

    Longtime Royals pilot and retired Squadron Leader Graham Laurie recalls the fateful day, 20 years ago, when he was assigned to fly Princess Diana’s body back to London from Paris.

  • John Wright and his son Lewis
    Fathers who serve: Sergeant John Wright

    As dads everywhere celebrate Father's Day, we are proud to have supported so many RAF dads and their families. One such dad is Sergeant John Wright who is currently serving at RRH Buchan. We recently adapted John's home to help with the care of his son Lewis who has complex needs.

  • Woman looking at sky
    Speaking out about mental health

    It's Mental Health Awareness Week all this week and while more and more RAF personnel and veterans are seeking support for mental health problems, many still suffer in silence.

  • Mark Yardley
    How we supported Flight Sergeant Mark Yardley

    Flight Sergeant Mark Yardley and his wife Dawn were excitedly looking forward to the birth of their son, Sam, in May 2006. But complications during Dawn's labour meant Sam had been starved of oxygen during delivery and they were later given the devastating news that he had suffered brain damage.

  • Ann and Lauren
    "If I could give Mum anything I'd want her to be better and still in the Air Force, doing what she loves"

    Ann Hughes served in the RAF Police but in 2007 her RAF career was cut short when she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. In this guest blog, Ann's daughter, Lauren, tells us about her amazing mum.

  • Catherine Argent and her Mum
    "Mum is my hero!"

    This Mother's Day we are celebrating all RAF mums. In this guest blog Catherine Argent, tells us why her mum has been such an inspiration to her over the years!

  • Peter Potter receives his Medal of Honour at PMH
    "Princess Marina House is a wonderful place"

    When former rear-gunner Peter Potter was awarded the Legion d'Honneur, there was only one place he wanted to have his medal presented to him, amongst friends and peers at the RAF Benevolent Fund's Princess Marina House.

  • James and Eliza
    A home for James and Sarah

    In January 2017 James Faulkner and his wife Sarah celebrated buying their first home together. The couple had been living in an RAF Benevolent Fund Housing Trust property, where James had lived after he was diagnosed with a devastating brain tumour.

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