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  • The RAF Family Heroes Award

    The RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF’s leading welfare charity, and national charity 4Children have teamed up with Take a Break magazine to open nominations for the second annual RAF Family Hero Award.

  • Supporting veterans in their time of need

    The RAF Benevolent Fund always aims to find the most effective way to support the RAF family. Sometimes we work with partner charities such as hospices. One of our regional directors, Paul Hewson, tells us more.

  • RAF Display Team has a heart

    The RAF Hawk Display Team has unveiled its new paint design for the 2012 airshow season – featuring the Heart Roundel logo of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Fathers and family

    You probably know Sergeant Alex Ford as the RAF airman blogger. In this guest blog for Father's Day, Alex tells us about being part of the RAF family.

  • Merlins lead the Jubilee flypast

    Flight Lieutenant Stuart Martin was piloting one of the Merlins from RAF Benson that led the way for the Jubilee flypast on Saturday 19 May. Stuart tells us more in this blog.

  • Soldiering On

    Jacqui Thompson's husband, Gary, was killed in Afghanistan, while serving with the RAF Regiment. Since then Jacqui has dedicated herself to fundraising for the RAF Benevolent Fund, and this work has been recognised with a 'Soldiering On' award on Sunday.

  • On the road for the RAF family

    Philip Wiles heads up the Housing and Care Services team at the RAF Benevolent Fund. Last week, Philip was out on the road in Scotland and the north of England to meet some of the people we support. Philip tells us more in this blog.

  • RAF mum – the best job in the world

    This Mother's Day we're celebrating RAF mums, so we've asked a mum from RAF Lossiemouth to blog for us. Karen Cox tells more in this blog.

  • Jacqui receives award from Prince Harry

    Jacqui Thompson's husband, Gary, was killed while serving with the RAF Regiment in Afghanistan. Since then she has worked tirelessly for the RAF Benevolent Fund. To recognise her achievements Jacqui received an award from Prince Harry at RAF Honington. Jacqui tells us more in this blog.

  • Friends of the family

    We recently had a visit from Sergeant Alex Ford, who you probably know as the RAF airman blogger. Alex wanted to find out a bit more about our work, so he spent a morning at one of our grants meetings.

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