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  • Jennifer Kelly
    How benefit changes could affect the RAF Family

    In our latest advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines how upcoming changes in benefits could affect RAF veterans and personnel.

  • Mother's Day: Two generations of RAF service inspired by one woman

    In celebration of Mother's Day, we spoke to one family who have been inspired by the Second World War service of their mother and grandmother. Kath McLeod's RAF career was the first of three generations, in this blog we speak to her daughter and grandson.

  • HM Forces Railcard – all you need to know

    The HM Forces Railcard is a benefit that comes with being in the forces. Costing £21, the railcard will save you 1/3 on the vast majority of rail fares throughout the UK, for one year.

  • Man at a train station
    The Veterans Railcard - all you need to know

    The Veterans Railcard has been designed to give former members of the UK Armed Forces and their families discounted rail travel, saving them 1/3 on many rail fares throughout the UK.

  • John Nicol: My experience as a prisoner of war

    John Nicol was 27 when he was shot down during the first Gulf War in Iraq in 1991. As a Tornado navigator with the RAF at the time, he was subsequently captured, tortured, and paraded on TV. John shares what it was like being a prisoner of war.

  • Social Engagement Worker Dave Rose on supporting the RAF Family throughout the pandemic

    David Rose is a Social Engagement Worker (SEW) for the Fund based at RAF Honington in Suffolk. He explains how he continues to engage with serving personnel and their partners during the lockdown and how he has an eye on the future.

  • Helping young people express themselves in a safe place

    As LGBT History month draws to a close, the RAF Benevolent Fund shines a light on how Airplay is helping RAF children explore their sexuality. Station youth worker Sarah White explains how.

  • Kirsty Murphy and father Robbie
    My dad was shot down and captured during the Gulf War

    For Blades and former Red Arrow pilot Kirsty Murphy the 30th anniversary of the end of the Gulf War marks a more personal milestone. It was that day she finally knew her father Flt Lt Robbie Stewart, who had gone missing just two days into the conflict, was coming home.

  • First-of-its-kind research looks at children of RAF families

    The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund launched its Growing Up in the RAF report, which is the first research to look exclusively at the wellbeing of children and young people in the UK with RAF parents.

  • My journey from injury to the Paralympic Games

    For RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Stuart Robinson, 19 February marks the start of a journey which took him from the frontline in Afghanistan to preparing for the Tokyo Paralympic Games in 2021. In this guest blog he tells us how his life has changed in the past eight years.

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