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Rob Henderon Dambusters

Dambusters 80th anniversary: My father’s role in the Dambusters Raid and how the Fund has supported me

Robert ‘Bob’ Henderson joined 617 Squadron when it was established in 1943, recruited as a Flight Engineer, to become part of the historic Dams Raid.  We spoke with his…


RAF Benevolent Fund joined by The Duke of Kent and Chief of the Air Staff at memorial of 1st Viscount Trenchard

Last week at the RAF Chapel, Westiminister Abbey, the RAF Benevolent Fund hosted the annual memorial for Marshal of the Royal Air Force Hugh Trenchard, 1st Viscount…

15 February 2023
Jon Knott

'Dambusters Ride is for everyone – I can't wait to take on the challenge on my recumbent trike!'

With registration now open for the Dambusters Ride, a cycle fundraiser organised by the RAF Benevolent Fund, the RAF's leading welfare charity, a Lincolnshire-based…

14 November 2022
Norman Gregory at the Bomber Command Memorial in London

Remembering Bomber Command veteran Norman Gregory

The RAF Benevolent Fund pays tribute to the service and life of Bomber Command veteran Norman Gregory, who sadly passed away recently.

peenemunde raid

Peenemünde raid – 80 years on

Eighty years ago one of the lesser known but perhaps most important Bomber Command raids of the Second World War took place. The raid on Peenemünde, credited with saving…

Why I'm proud of those who took part in Operation Market Garden

To mark the 75th anniversary of the biggest airborne assault ever mounted, Operation Market Garden, RAF Benevolent Fund Ambassador Rob Bugden explains why he is in awe…