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Remembrance

  • Johnny Johnson
    RAF charity's supporters honour last surviving British Dambuster

    A Book of Gratitude featuring hundreds of messages of thanks has been presented to the last surviving British Dambuster Johnny Johnson MBE, DFC, by Kevin Marriott, whose great uncle was killed in the raid.

  • Airplay children
    Airplay youngsters pay their own poppy tribute for Remembrance

    As the nation stopped to mark Remembrance Day this year and the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, members of the RAF Benevolent Fund's Airplay youth support scheme took time to pay their own tribute.

  • Mike and Dave Waring
    "I will remember my grandfather and all my comrades who lost their lives"

    Today, Remembrance Sunday, Squadron Leader Mike Waring will join thousands of others as they line the streets of London to pay their respects at the Cenotaph. Mike shares with us why Remembrance is so important for him and his family.

  • Natasha Haward
    "I realised I didn't have any of my own memories with my Dad"

    As the nation prepares to mark Remembrance tomorrow, we hear from Natasha Haward whose father, Group Captain David Haward, was killed in a flying accident in 1998 when she was just four years old. In this guest blog, Natasha reflects on what Remembrance means to her.

  • Stan Hartill
    Remembering our RAF veterans

    This Remembrance Sunday we will remember all those we have lost in war but we will also remember those who have passed away this year.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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