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  • My lovely stay at Seacot House

    Rick Johnson and his family recently stayed at our seaside cottage Seacot House that provides a home away from home for RAF families looking for a break by the coast. In this guest blog, Rick tells us about his stay.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund help RAF family to transform garden into safe haven for their son

    Sgt Darryl Blair and his wife Sue are just one of many RAF families who have been supported by our charity. We recently provided them with a grant to renovate their garden for their three-year-old son Ryan, who was born with Down's Syndrome.

  • The day thousands paid their respects to Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival

    Today Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival was laid to rest. It was thought that Harold had no remaining family and that nobody would be at his funeral. However, after the story was shared on social media, thousands turned out to pay their respects. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp, who attended the funeral, tells us more.

  • Remembering Bomber Command veteran Harold Percival

    Yesterday we learnt that a Bomber Command veteran, who recently passed away, had no remaining family to attend his funeral which takes place tomorrow, Armistice Day. What happened next is testament to the fact that the spirit of Remembrance lives on one hundred years after the First World War began. The RAF Benevolent Fund's Bob Kemp who will be attending the funeral, tells us more.

  • What Remembrance Day means to me

    Former Senior Aircraftman Michael Goody has been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund ever since he was seriously injured in Afghanistan in 2008. In this guest blog, Michael tells us what Remembrance Day means to him.

  • My visit to Downing Street

    RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiary Annie Devine recently attended a reception at No.10 in honour of the Fund as well as ABF The Soldiers' Charity and The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity. Annie tells us more about the reception and meeting the host Samantha Cameron.

  • My family's "magical" experience at the special screening of Planes

    Jo Hampson and her family were one of several RAF families who attended our special screening of Disney’s Planes. In this guest blog, Jo tells us what she and her family enjoyed about the screening.

  • Waddington Air Show took me back to my RAF childhood

    RAF widow Caroline Davidson recently attended the Waddington Air Show. In this guest blog she describes what the day was like.

  • Why I'm leaving a gift in my Will to the RAF Benevolent Fund

    Bomber Command veteran Dennis Wiltshire was only 18 years old when he served in the World War II. In this blog he tells us why he's decided to leave a legacy to our charity.

  • "Thanks for everything, Dad!"

    Morgan Johnson, son of Dambusters veteran Johnny Johnson, tells us how he marks Father's Day with his dad.

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