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Thirty years of supporting RAF veterans

This year super-employee Kokila Mohan celebrated 30 years with the RAF Benevolent Fund. To mark her workplace milestone, colleagues in the welfare team shared photographs of themselves from 1986. It made for some uncomfortable viewing for some and others were but a twinkle in their parents' eye! In this guest blog she tells us why she loves the RAF Benevolent Fund…

Kokila MohanDirector of Welfare and Policy Paul Hughesdon presents a bouquet to Kokila

I started work at the RAF Benevolent Fund on February 25, 1986. The Job Centre had sent me for an interview for a vacancy in the Insurance Advisory Service Department (where the fundraisers and communications staff sit now). I applied to become a copy typist, got the job and started the next day!

I love my job and even after 30 years I'm still learning new things and facing new challenges. The Fund has always been a great place to work. When I had a young family, I coped easily being a full-time mum and a full-time employee because the Fund were so flexible. In those days I started work at 6.30am and worked until 3.30pm.

I've seen lots of changes in my 30 years from manual index cards to accessing all information on a database to a paper-less office! I'm now team secretary and really wouldn't want to be doing any other job!

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