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Top five blog posts of 2011

2011 was a busy year for the RAF Benevolent Fund and we’ve had a great response to some of our blog posts. As we enter 2012 let’s look back for a minute at the five most popular blog posts of last year.

1. Two minutes silence: this piece by Jacqui Thompson on Remembrance Day about the importance of the two minutes silence was by far the most popular blog post of 2011.

2. In Afghanistan on Battle of Britain Day: this post from the Sergeant Alex Ford came a close second. Alex wrote about the ordinary men and women of the RAF doing extraordinary things, both today and in the past.

3. The black briefcase: this fantastic story of a Polish airman's fight for freedom in the Second World War and the importance of remembering clearly touched a nerve with many of our supporters.

4. Spitfire in a bog – message from the family: when a Spitfire was excavated from a bog in Ireland, the pilot’s descendants in America sent us this message.

5. Dutch is a winner on Millionaire: Sergeant Dutch Holland wrote this post after winning it big for the RAF Benevolent Fund on a celebrity edition of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.

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