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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.

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…

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Operation Market Garden – 75 years on

Seventy-five years ago today thousands of troops began to be dropped behind enemy lines during the Second World War in one of its largest airborne assaults.

My centenary moment – Taking part in Operation BUSHEL

In the last of our series celebrating the service of RAF Benevolent Fund staff, Regional Director Paul Hewson recalls his 'Centenary Moment'.

25 October 2018