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  • Serving personnel
    Launch of multi-million pound support to enhance mental wellbeing and combat isolation among RAF personnel

    A new report from the RAF Benevolent Fund finds that the biggest challenges our serving RAF and their partners are experiencing include mental wellbeing difficulties, social isolation and partner employment opportunities.

  • Finances
    What the Autumn Budget means for the RAF Family

    In the latest edition of our advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines the key welfare benefit changes announced in the Autumn Budget, which may be relevant for the RAF Family.

  • Natasha Haward
    "I realised I didn't have any of my own memories with my Dad"

    As the nation prepares to mark Remembrance tomorrow, we hear from Natasha Haward whose father, Group Captain David Haward, was killed in a flying accident in 1998 when she was just four years old. In this guest blog, Natasha reflects on what Remembrance means to her.

  • Vera Clachers with air cadet Samantha Terry
    Second World War WAAF veteran presented with medal at Edinburgh Castle reception

    This month ninety-five-year-old Vera Clachers received her war medal, 73 years after it was awarded to her, at our annual reception held at Edinburgh Castle.

  • Stan Hartill
    Remembering our RAF veterans

    This Remembrance Sunday we will remember all those we have lost in war but we will also remember those who have passed away this year.

  • Paul Hewson and his crew
    My centenary moment – Taking part in Operation BUSHEL

    In the last of our series celebrating the service of RAF Benevolent Fund staff, Regional Director Paul Hewson recalls his 'Centenary Moment'. As a navigator flying on Hercules C-130s, Paul's career spanned 25 years, but he only took part in one humanitarian mission.

  • A couple
    An online benefit calculator for the RAF Family

    In the latest edition of our advice blog, our Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly explains about the new benefit calculator on our website.

  • AVM-Paterson
    Thales UK celebrates over 100 years' support for the RAF with donation

    Thales UK has been a trusted partner of the UK Armed Forces for 130 years. Their 103-year relationship with the RAF was reinforced when the company presented a £10,000 cheque to the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Mark Quinn
    My granddad inspired my love of flying

    RAF Benevolent Fund Regional Director (Central/North England and Wales) Mark Quinn served in the Royal Air Force for 25 years following in the footsteps of his granddad who also served. Mark shares with us his most memorable moment which led him to discover a lot more about his grandfather's RAF service.

  • Dean Payne
    Bright future thanks to the Fund

    This December SAC Dean Payne will be leaving the Royal Air Force after seven years of service. With Dean facing unemployment and his wife, Leonie, expecting their second child, it has been a stressful time for the young family but Dean has found a shoulder to lean on.

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