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  • The Blades Duxford Air Show
    The Blades return to Duxford Air Show after two years away

    The Blades, an aerobatic display team of former Red Arrows pilots, will be wowing crowds at Duxford Summer Air Show on 24/25 July.

  • James Marshall Guinea Pig Club
    Scotland’s last Guinea Pig pays tribute to the surgeon who gave him 'life'

    July 20 marks the 80th anniversary of the foundation of the Guinea Pig Club, a group of mainly Second World War allied airmen who suffered life-changing burns injuries during the conflict.

  • Joshua Dolan - Kidney Donation
    Air cadets officer donates life-saving kidney to nine-year-old boy and then embarks on 80-mile fundraiser

    Nine-year-old Joshua Dolan's future has been changed forever thanks to the life-saving donation from Flight Lieutenant (RAFAC) Graham Dodds.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund Awards 2019
    Shortlist announced for 2021 RAF Benevolent Fund Awards

    The RAF Benevolent Fund has announced the shortlist of nominees for our annual awards. The winners of the eight award categories below will be revealed at a special ceremony in October. 

  • Chinook 40th Anniversary
    Side by side with the Chinook Force for 40 years

    As the Chinook marks 40 years of service in the Royal Air Force, the Fund is proud to have stood side by side supporting members of the Force in their times of need.

  • Chinook 40th Anniversary
    Chinook 40 - championing the Fund for four decades

    As the RAF marks the 40th anniversary of the Chinook, Regional Fundraiser Heather Kemp looks back at the many ways personnel attached to the mighty aircraft have supported the Fund.

  • Chinook History
    Chinook 40 – celebrating four decades of dedication

    The 40th anniversary of the Chinook is being celebrated this summer across the Royal Air Force. Over its years of service, the Chinook has made an immense contribution to nations at home and abroad.   

  • welfare benefits
    Help with travel costs

    In this advice blog, Welfare Benefits Advisor Jen Kelly outlines schemes that can help with travel costs.

  • James Henderson Veteran
    James Henderson: My story

    Today Armed Forces Week shines a light on veterans and their service. Seven years into a job he hoped would be for life, James Henderson was given the news injuries sustained during his service would mean he had to leave the career he loved. James struggled on until last year, when he reached out to the RAF Benevolent Fund for help. He takes up his story.

  • Joanna Martin
    Life changed in an instant

    Today Armed Forces Week recognises the services of Reservists who give up their free time to serve their country. For the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF Family we support includes RAF Reservists. Those like Ambassador Joanna Martin, who was injured while training for deployment.

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