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  • Married to the Regiment

    This year to celebrate Valentine's Day we are featuring the partners of RAF personnel – the stalwarts of the RAF family. Yvonne Costin, who lives at RAF Conningsby, tells us more in this blog.

  • RAF Regiment – 70 proud years

    This year is the 70th anniversary of the RAF Regiment, the RAF's specialist unit that defends airfields. In this blog post Flight Lieutenant Andy Costin tells us why he joined the RAF Regiment.

  • RAF Benevolent Fund visits Star and Garter

    Paul Hughesdon, Director of Welfare and Policy for the RAF Benevolent Fund, visited the Royal Star and Garter Home – Solihull on 26 January 2012 to inspect the new 'Roundel Wing', built with a £1.3 million donation from the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • 147 miles in memory

    Squadron Leader Anthony Downing died in December from injuries sustained in Afghanistan. His friend, Jo Kilkenny, is running 147 miles in his memory to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • New holiday home for RAF families

    A new home from home for RAF families was opened in Rustington, West Sussex on 8 December. Shencot House has been refurbished by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity, as a place for serving RAF families in need of an affordable break.

  • Afghan blog, part 3: making a difference

    In his final blog post from his recent Afghan deployment, Wing Commander Simon Ling tells us the NATO presence is making a difference to the people of Afghanistan.

  • Afghan blog, part 2: the RAF's Medical Emergency Response Team

    In his second of three blog posts from his recent Afghan deployment, Wing Commander Simon Ling tells us about the work of the RAF's Medical Emergency Response Team.

  • Afghan blog, part 1: from Kabul to Helmand

    Wing Commander Simon Ling, a long time supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund, has just completed a six month Afghan deployment as part of a tri-service logistics team. In the first of three blogs, Simon reveals his impressions of Afghanistan.

  • Dutch is a winner on Millionaire

    If you watched the Remembrance Special Who Wants To Be A Millionaire last night you'll know Sergeant Dutch Holland won a fantastic £50,000 for the RAF Benevolent Fund. In this blog post Dutch tells us what it was like to be in the hot seat.

  • Death of Red 5

    By now you will have heard the sad news that Red 5, Flight Lieutenant Sean Cunningham, died after a tragic accident at RAF Scampton.

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