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  • 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.

  • Going Dutch for a million

    Tomorrow there will be a special Who Wants To Be A Millionaire to mark Remembrance, in support of the RAF Benevolent Fund and our partner charities from the other two services. Sergeant Dutch Holland will be representing the RAF in the show.

  • Helping Georgia's hearing

    We're not just there for RAF personnel, we support their children and families as well. Georgia, the daughter of a squadron leader at RAF Odiham, is profoundly deaf, so we stepped in to help. Paul Hewson, our Regional Director, tells us more.

  • In Afghanistan on Battle of Britain Day

    Alex Ford is an RAF sergeant who is currently deployed on the Afghan frontline, and has been blogging about his experiences in the field. Today, to mark Battle of Britain Day, Alex has written this guest blog from Afghanistan.

  • Spitfire in a bog – message from the family

    If you've been following our blog you’ll already have heard about the Spitfire found in a bog in Ireland. Johnny McNee, a long time supporter of the RAF Benevolent Fund, got permission to excavate the site and recover the Spitfire.

  • Red Arrow crash – sad loss of Red 4

    By now you will have heard the sad news of the death of Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging, Red 4. Jon died when his T1 Hawk crashed near Bournemouth.

  • Supporting the RAF family in Scotland

    When a member of the RAF family is in need we’re there to help. Sometimes we offer the help ourselves, and sometimes we support partner charities that provide specialist assistance to those in need.

  • Charlie Dimmock in the garden

    Paul Hewson, our Regional Director for the south of England, paid a visit to a disabled resident of an RAF Benevolent Fund housing trust property. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • Helping hospices that support the RAF family

    Paul Hewson, who leads our regional team for the south of England has been visiting local hospices that support members of the RAF family. Paul tells us more in this blog.

  • RAFBF in action in Wales

    Our boss, Sir Rob Wright, has been in north Wales seeing our work with the RAF family in action. Sir Rob tells us more in this post.

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