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  • Team Spitfire

    Wing Commander Simon Ling is skipper of Team Spitfire, a sailing team of serving and former RAF personnel and longtime supporters of the RAF Benevolent Fund. Simon fills us in on the team's progress in this blog.

  • Airmen's Friend

    There are loads of ways people show their support for the RAF Benevolent Fund, but there's only one horse fundraising for us – meet Airmen's Friend.

  • Spitfire at Cowes

    Team Spitfire is a crew of intrepid RAF sailors who race a yacht also called Spitfire. Skipper Tony Hanlon, a former Harrier pilot, updates us on their progress at Cowes.

  • Spitfire set to conquer Cowes

    Team Spitfire is an intrepid team of RAF sailors who are proud to support the RAF Benevolent Fund. The team are just about to enter the Cowes annual regatta. Tony Hanlon, a former Harrier pilot, tells us more.

  • Team Spitfire rules the waves

    Team Spitfire is a sailing team that is proud to support the RAF Benevolent Fund. Our famous heart roundel is emblazoned on the sails of their boat, also named Spitfire, and the team are great ambassadors for the charity. 

  • Riding in memory of fallen friends

    Flight Lieutenant Chris Penneck is going to undertake a gruelling challenge to raise money in memory of two fallen comrades. Chris tells his story in this blog.

  • RAF Motorsport charity drive

    Members of the RAF Motorsports Association (RAFMSA) joined forces with the RAF Benevolent Fund (RAFBF) at Northwood Road Safety Day on 11 May to launch a new fundraising and awareness partnership.

  • Graham Taylor launches new football project at Lincoln City

    Graham Taylor OBE, former England Manager, helped launch a new mental health and wellbeing scheme for ex-service men and women, Inside Right, at Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank Stadium on Saturday 9th April 2011. Geoff Ware, our regional director, also attended. The RAF Benevolent Fund is helping to fund the initiative.

  • Ex-England footballer kicks off games at RAF Benson

    Former England international footballer and current England under-21 manager Stuart Pearce MBE joined personnel and their families at RAF Benson today to kick-off the use of a new games area for young people at the station.

  • RAF team nail £2500 donation

    A team of four RAF officers have won a £2,500 donation for the RAF Benevolent Fund after securing the number one qualifying position for the high octane Scottish endurance race, The Drambuie Pursuit.

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