2012 was a busy year for the RAF Benevolent Fund blog. These are the ten most popular blogs of the year, all brilliant reads.
1. 'A Battle of Britain pilot remembers' - in the number one spot is our Battle of Britain Day blog by Tony Iveson DFC.
2. 'RAF mum, the best job in the world' – this lovely Mother’s Day blog by Karen Cox comes in at number two. Here’s to all RAF mums!
3. 'Remembering the 55,573' – the first of three Bomber Command blogs in the top ten. This blog by a former air gunner on Lancasters certainly captured your imagination.
4. 'Married to the Regiment' – Yvonne, one of our Valentine’s Day bloggers, wrote about life married to an RAF Regiment officer.
5. 'Valentine’s blog' – a great post on Valentine’s Day by Chris Leader. Chris wrote about juggling life as the partner of an RAF officer and his busy career in finance.
6. 'Three crews have not returned' – veteran Sam Brookes wrote the second of our Bomber Command blogs in the top ten. This riveting blog relives an arduous raid over wartime Europe.
7. 'RAF Regiment, 70 proud years' - celebrating the anniversary of the RAF Regiment, Flight Lieutenant Andy Costin tells us why he joined up.
8. 'Lancaster pilot remembers the fallen' – another Bomber Command blog by a veteran who told us what the new memorial means to him.
9. 'Merlins lead the flypast' - Flight Lieutenant Stuart Martin tells us about leading the Jubilee flypast in a Merlin.
10. 'A pie that does good work' – and in at number ten, this brilliant review of a tasty Spitfire ale and beef pie by the one and only Sergeant Alex Ford.
A big 'thank you' is due to all our bloggers – we couldn't do it without you. Happy Christmas to one and all and we’re looking forward to some more great blogs from the RAF family in 2013.