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  • Joan Fraser
    What Princess Marina House means to me

    For Joan Fraser, a WAAF veteran from London, Princess Marina House is a place to remember and relax. In this guest blog, she describes her wartime service and what it means to her to share those experiences with new friends at the RAF Benevolent Fund's seaside care home.

  • Christmas abroad for the RAF
    Christmas means a decorated palm tree for personnel overseas!

    For RAF personnel any time overseas means difficult time away from loved ones – even more so at Christmastime.

  • Christmas at Princess Marina House
    Christmas at Princess Marina House

    The stockings are hung, the presents are wrapped and the turkey is ready for the oven. Christmas at Princess Marina House has arrived and it's always special

  • The Robinsons
    Celebrating Christmas in our new home

    Stuart and Amy Robinson, who have been supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund, will be spending their first Christmas in their new home with their six-year-old son George and new baby Amelia.

  • Squadron Leader Tim Thresher with his wife Louise and daughter Grace
    Precious time together

    For many RAF personnel and their families, time together is precious, that's why the RAF Benevolent Fund established its seaside cottages and apartments to give loved ones the chance to get away from it all.

  • Andy Phillips and his children
    Accessible holidays for the RAF Family

    Holidays are a time to relax and unwind and get away with the family. But when you have a disability having a break at home or abroad isn't always easy.

  • A Royal Air Force Tornado GR4
    Let's not forget the families left behind

    As more servicemen and women ready themselves to deploy overseas in the wake of Parliament's decision to carry out RAF air strikes in Syria, it is important to remember the loved ones they will leave behind.

  • New tail art on a 31 Squadron Tornado GR4
    A hundred years of service

    From reconnaissance to fast jet operations – 31 Squadron marked its 100th anniversary this week.

  • The Pammenter family - Gary, Jamie, Dawn and Luke
    "Without the Fund we really would have struggled"

    Former RAF Cpl Gary Pammenter left his career in the RAF to care for his son Jamie – that's when the RAF Benevolent Fund stepped up to offer help.

  • The final Sea King touches down after the last RAF Search and Rescue operation at Chivenor
    End of an era for 22 Squadron

    A Search and Rescue Sea King helicopter touched down at Chivenor for the last time yesterday, as 74 years of life-saving came to an end.

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