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  • Michelle Turner and Michelle Partington
    "Invictus is a family, my family"

    This weekend, more than 550 wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women from all over the world will take part in the third Invictus Games, held in Toronto. The Games harness the power of sport to inspire recovery and support rehabilitation. But for many, like former Sergeant Michelle Turner, they represent much more than sport alone.

  • RAF Regiment Football Club
    After ten years on the bench Gunners football team reform

    Last month the RAF Regiment Football Club laced up their boots for their first fixture in more than ten years. Not only would 2017 mark the rebirth of the Club but it also marks 75 years since the formation of the RAF Regiment.

  • Festival of Football Cup winners RAF Waddington A
    Waddington and Brize Norton net wins at RAF Football Festival

    Once again the RAF Football Association Festival of Football hit town, attracting 33 teams from 29 establishments, each battling it out for the Cup Competition and the Plate Competition.

  • Joanna Martin
    Invictus Games medal winner Joanna kayaks from city to city for the Fund

    This weekend, Invictus Games medal winner Joanna Martin is taking on another epic challenge: kayaking from Glasgow to Edinburgh, covering 55 miles in aid of the RAF Benevolent Fund.

  • Team Spitfire at Cowes Week
    Team RAF Benevolent Fund Spitfire battles it out to win at Cowes Week

    Team Spitfire, an amateur sailing team made up of serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and civilians, have won at Cowes Week. In this guest blog, the team skipper, Wing Commander (ret'd) Simon Ling tells us all.

  • John Robertson
    Anchors away for RAF veteran in Rio Paralympics

    It's anchors away for Sunderland resident and RAF veteran John Robertson, who will be sailing in this year's Paralympics in Rio. This will be the fourth Paralympics for John and teammates Hannah Stodel and Stephen Thomas.

  • Charity football match marks its third year in memory of Andy Hallam
    Annual memorial football match raises more than £10,000 in three years

    For Phil Hallam, 28, loss is something he has been struck with twice in his relatively short life. The passing of his mother and then later his brother was devastating, but when Phil received a letter along with a cheque from the RAF Benevolent Fund, it eased some of those initial financial pressures.

  • Mike Goody 50m back gold w Luke Reeson, l, Nathan Jones, r,.jpg
    UK's Invictus Games athletes take home 131 medals

    And 10 of them were won by RAF Benevolent Fund beneficiaries – well done Stuart Robinson, Andy Phillips, Mike Goody, Joanna Martin, and Luke Wigman!

  • Joanna Martin is ready for the challenge ahead
    Joanna Martin is set to star at her first Invictus Games!

    Former RAF Nurse Joanna Martin has been selected to represent the United Kingdom in three events at this month's Invictus Games in Florida. Joanna will take on indoor rowing, handcycling and discus, hoping to bring home a Gold medal.

  • Archer Andy Phillips
    Archer Andy hopes to be on target at Invictus Games

    Andy Phillips hopes to add to his tally of Invictus Games gold medals at this year's competition, starting on Sunday in Florida.

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