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Remembrance

  • 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.

  • Squadron Leader Lionel Hubert Wakeford, DFC
    I will be remembering my father on Remembrance Day

    Sqn Ldr Lionel Hubert Wakeford, DFC was only 38 when he was killed during a training exercise on in September 1953. His eldest son, David, explains how we helped the family following his father's death.

  • Battle of Britain veteran Stan Hartill
    "I will be remembering my comrades"

    This year the nation paid tribute to the bravery and sacrifice of 'The Few' who protected Great Britain's skies during the Battle of Britain. RAF veteran Stan Hartill tells us why he'll be remembering those young pilots who never made the final journey home.

  • I will be remembering my dad and fellow servicemen on Remembrance Day

    Corporal Martin Atkinson from RAF Brize Norton is from an RAF family. In this guest blog, Martin tells us about the significance of Remembrance Day to him.

  • I will be remembering my D-Day colleagues this Remembrance Day

    On D-Day, 6 June 1944, Sergeant Lee Wrake was just 19 when he landed on Omaha Beach. He was responsible for transporting vehicles safely onto shore. It was during this time that he saved a drowning man who was hit in the stomach and then Lee himself was hit in the chest by shrapnel. Every Remembrance Day Lee remembers his fallen colleagues who lost their lives on D-Day.

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