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Woolaston veteran launches 'eggsellent' fundraiser for the RAF Benevolent Fund

Retired RAF Squadron Leader Brian Gibbs has been joined in his fundraising efforts for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund by some very unusual ladies – his flock of 13 laying hens and three ducks!

Once surrounded by jet wings as a Fighter Control Officer, Sqn Ldr Gibbs found himself surrounded by the feathered variety when he retired from the RAF in 2005 and his flourishing flock is laying more eggs than he and his family can consume.  This presented an 'eggsellent' chance to help the RAF Benevolent Fund. 

Sqn Ldr Gibbs's father – also an RAF veteran – is approaching 90 years old and recently received a mobility scooter and storage facilities from the Fund.  Sqn Ldr Gibbs saw an opportunity to return the support with the help of his fine feathered flock. 

"We are well stocked with eggs, so I've started selling our extra eggs to family, friends, and work colleagues," said Sqn Ldr Gibbs. "I thought it would be a cracking good idea to donate the funds raised to the RAF Benevolent Fund. I was aware of the work they did, but then saw firsthand how they helped my father when he was in need." 

To purchase eggs or donate to his fundraising efforts, contact Sqn Ldr Gibbs at

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