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  • Social Engagement Worker Dave Rose on supporting the RAF Family throughout the pandemic

    David Rose is a Social Engagement Worker (SEW) for the Fund based at RAF Honington in Suffolk. He explains how he continues to engage with serving personnel and their partners during the lockdown and how he has an eye on the future.

  • Supporting the serving community through lockdown

    Vron Young is a Social Engagement Worker for the RAF Benevolent Fund based at RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland. She explains how she's continuing to engage with personnel and their partners throughout the current lockdown.

  • Tribute to Life Vice President Lady Agnes Humphrey
    Tribute to Life Vice-President Lady Agnes Humphrey

    RAF Benevolent Fund Life Vice-President Lady Agnes Humphrey has passed away. Lady Agnes was a long-term supporter of the Fund, and widow of Sir Andrew Humphrey who was Chief of the Defence Staff before his death in 1977.

  • David Remembrance 2020 RAF Benevolent Fund
    Remembrance is never far from my thoughts

    David Rose spent 31 years in the RAF as an engineer before being medically discharged in 2018. David is now based at RAF Honington as one of the RAF Benevolent Fund's Social Engagement Workers – an initiative aiming to tackle social isolation and loneliness among the serving community.

  • Chris Elliot RAF Benevolent Fund Queen's Birthday Honour List
    AVM Chris Elliot receives Queen's birthday honour

    AVM Elliot, who joined the Fund in April this year following a 35-year RAF career, has been named on the Queen's Birthday Honours List, announced yesterday.

  • Mike Straney DFC RAFBF
    New Director of Fundraising and Communications joins RAF Benevolent Fund

    We have appointed a new Director of Fundraising and Communications, with Mike Straney joining our senior leadership team in May. Mike has worked in fundraising for 14 years, with previous roles in corporate partnerships at Marie Curie and Breast Cancer Campaign.

  • Decades of Support featuring RAF veteran Reg Lawrence
    Our response to COVID-19

    For the past 100 years, the Fund has stood side by side with the RAF Family during its toughest times and the coronavirus pandemic is no exception. The welfare of our beneficiaries and staff have been and will continue to be at the forefront of all we do.

  • Sue CEWs Covid-19
    A day in the life of a Community Engagement Worker during lockdown

    Our Community Engagement Worker Sue Grogan shares what her typical working day under lockdown looks like and explains how her team is continuing to support vulnerable members of the RAF Family throughout the pandemic.

  • RAF BF Crufts RAF Police Dogs Team
    You find members of the RAF Family everywhere!

    Community fundraiser Rebecca McGeorge was one of RAF Benevolent Fund staff who went along to Crufts last week. Here she gives her impressions of the world famous dog show.

  • Elaine West International Women's Day
    Celebrating RAF trailblazers on International Women's Day: Elaine West

    Air Vice-Marshal Elaine West tells us how important it was for her to clear the path for others. In 2013, she became the first female officer of all branches of the Armed Forces to reach the rank, following a 35-year career in the Royal Air Force.

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