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  • Rebecca and Colin
    Valentine's special: Rebecca and Colin

    This week in the run up to Valentine's Day, we're celebrating RAF couples and today we start with Rebecca Scott and her RAF partner Colin. Although the couple don't normally celebrate Valentine's Day, this Valentine's is set to be different as Colin will be back from a deployment in the Falklands. 

  • RAF families enjoy special screenings of Disney's Planes 2: Fire and Rescue

    Following the soar away success of Planes 2: Fire and Rescue in cinemas, Disney launched the film on DVD this week and gave RAF families an opportunity to watch the high-flying comedy at RAF stations around the country.

  • Hearing restored for RAF veteran

    "I'm glad God's not deaf," said Wally Banford, 84, as he was fitted for hearing aids. Wally contacted the RAF Benevolent Fund this summer for help with hearing aids and we arranged for him to visit the headquarters of Starkey, a world leader in hearing aids.

  • The keys to a Housing Trust property opened the doors to a full family life for the Green family

    Steve and Mari Green are just one of many RAF families the RAF Benevolent Fund has helped. We bought the family a house and adapted it to make getting around easier for Steve who suffers from a spinal injury.

  • My triathlon journey

    Flight Lieutenant Dan Stendall last month took part in the World Sprint Triathlon Championships in Canada representing Team GB. In this blog, Dan tells us more about his RAF career, coping with PTSD and being a world triathlete.

  • The importance of leaving a legacy

    Today sees the start of Remember a Charity in your Will Week, a week that aims to encourage more people to consider leaving a gift to charity when writing a Will.

  • Howes family Great North Run Challenge

    This Sunday Sgt Craig Howes and Sgt Ayshae Howes will be running the Great North Run in combats and boots and carrying bergens with 40lbs and 20lbs of weight respectively, to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. They are joined in their fundraising by Craig's children, Rhys, 11, and Abbie, 9, who will be taking part in the Junior Great North Run. Ayshae tells us more.

  • How a FAB holiday helped my bereaved family

    Amanda Brumpton was just 29 and a mother of two young children when she lost her husband, Leading Aircraftman Gary in 2010. For the past five years, she and son Connor, now 15, and daughter Amy, now 10, have attended a FAB (Families' Activity Breaks) camp. 

  • What Father's Day means to me

    This Father's Day we're celebrating RAF dads. Fire Support Group Section Commander Stuart Robinson is a dad of three and in this guest blog he tells us what Father's Day means to him.

  • Lives of RAF wives retold in a new book

    Today sees the release of a new book called Living in the Slipstream: Life as an RAF Wife, a collection of stories told by wives of RAF personnel. The book includes a foreword from HRH The Duchess of Cambridge and 100% of the authors' profits will be shared between the RAF Benevolent Fund and the Royal Air Force Association. Alison Bairsto who is one of the editors of the book tells us more about it.

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