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Remembrance

  • Polly Perkins
    'We should heed that warning... lest we forget'

    In a series of blogs to mark Remembrance and 100 years of women in the Armed Forces we ask 'what does Remembrance mean to you?' Air Commodore Polly Perkins is currently Deputy Commander and Chief of Staff British Forces Cyprus. In this guest blog she shares her Remembrance Day reflections.

  • Michelle Partington
    'I remember all the comrades I could not save'

    In a series of blogs to mark Remembrance and 100 years of women in the Armed Forces we ask ‘what does Remembrance mean to you?’ Former RAF medic Michelle Partington served for more than 20 years before PTSD led to a medical discharge. In this guest blog she tells us why Remembrance is important to her.

  • Marie Kearney
    'I am grateful for all who have paid the ultimate price for our freedom'

    In a series of blogs to mark Remembrance and 100 years of women in the Armed Forces we ask 'what does Remembrance mean to you?' Former WRAF servicewoman Marie Kearney tells us what it means to her to take part in Remembrance Day commemorations.

  • SAC Ashley Stephens
    "I remember I am walking in the footsteps of all who have given their lives"

    In a series of blogs to mark Remembrance and 100 years of women in the Armed Forces we ask 'what does Remembrance mean to you?' SAC Ashleigh Stephens has served as an aircraft engineer for 10 years, she tells us why Remembrance is important to her.

  • HM The Queen at the Iraq & Afghanistan Memorial - UK MOD Crown Copyright 2017
    Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial

    As Her Majesty The Queen unveils a new Iraq and Afghanistan wars memorial in London, Air Vice-Marshal David Murray, Chief Executive at the RAF Benevolent Fund, pays tribute to those who served in the conflicts.

  • Caroline McGougan
    Remembering Caroline McGougan

    Former RAF Benevolent Fund champion, Caroline McGougan, passed away on 2 February 2017 following a brief struggle with cancer.

  • AVM David Murray
    A moment to reflect

    At 11:00 am on 11 November 1918, the guns fell silent over Europe and the First World War – the war to end all wars - came to an end.

  • Members of The Guinea Pig Club
    We remember the Guinea Pigs this Remembrance Day

    Seventy-five years ago this summer, a handful of burned airmen formed The Guinea Pig Club. Today, we remember and celebrate the service of the Guinea Pigs and their surgeon, Sir Archibald McIndoe.

  • Garden of Remembrance at MOD Lyneham
    Garden of Remembrance opens at MOD Lyneham

    Group Captain Mike Neville, Director of Strategy and Fundraising at the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, tells us about the recent opening of the MOD Lyneham Garden of Remembrance.

  • Members of RAf Boulmer's Airplay youth group at Alnwick Remembrance Service
    Airplay youngsters join Remembrance Parade

    For the first time ever, youngsters representing RAF Boulmer Airplay group took part in the Remembrance Day parade in Alnwick on Sunday.

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