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  • 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.

  • Two minutes silence

    Jacqui Thompson's husband, Gary, was killed in Afghanistan in 2008 while serving with the RAF Regiment. The RAF Benevolent Fund was there for Jacqui and her daughters at this difficult time. Jacqui tells us what the two minutes silence on Remembrance Day means to her.

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