In a special event to mark 100 years of the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, more than 40 super cars travelled in convoy from Knockhill Race Circuit to Broomhall House Estate in Dunfermline on Saturday.
On arrival at Broomhall House, Lord Bruce hosted the impressive array of cars, including an Aston Martin DB3 S and Colin McRae’s World Championship winning Subaru Imprezza, and their drivers at an event to raise funds for the RAF’s leading welfare charity, the RAF Benevolent Fund.
Guests were joined by RAF veteran Alistair Lamb who flew with Bomber Command during the Second World War and took part in Operation Manna dropping food for the starving Dutch people, and enjoyed static and aerial aircraft displays, including the Pitts Special display, and guided tours of the Broomhall House collection.
Gavin Davey, Area Director at the RAF Benevolent Fund, said: “Knockhill Circuit and Broomhall House have provided two incredible backdrops for this very special event marking the RAF Benevolent Fund’s centenary. This year, as we celebrate a century of support for RAF personnel and their families, the Fund has launched a campaign to double the number of people we help over the next three years.
“We simply could not be this ambitious without the support of events like this which spread the word about our work and raise vital funds to see it continue.”
The event, organised by Mark Ryan of Driving Scotland, is part of a weekend of activities which included a black tie gala dinner and charity auction on Friday night.
Lord Bruce said: “It is a huge honour for Broomhall House to host the RAF Benevolent Fund for the second year running. With the Bruce family’s strong connections to the Armed Forces we understand just how vital the Fund is for personnel and their families, past and present. The generosity of last year’s participants meant we were part of a weekend of activities which raised more than £15,000. We hope this event will raise even more for this worthy cause.”
The weekend was also the first opportunity to taste a new exclusive whisky created by the Bruce family in honour of the Fund’s centenary. The cask will produce 268 bottles of speyside malt, distilled at Benrinnes distillery before being bottled by Adelphi Distillery. The Bruce family will donate £5 from every bottle sold.