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New film tells the story of British flying ace Capt. Lanoe Hawker VC

This week, a new independent film about Britain’s first ace, Capt. Lanoe Hawker VC, DSO, is helping to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund. The 23-minute film tells…

13 December 2023
Colin Bell and George Dunn

Fund to hold Mosquito Memories event with WW2 veterans

The RAF Benevolent Fund will be holding a unique event whereby Second World War veterans Former Flight Lieutenant Colin Bell (DFC AE FRICS), and Former Flight Lieutenant…

14 November 2023
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Remembrance: WW2 evacuee recalls moment RAF pilots saved her life

Maureen Hyatt was a child in the Second World War. Now 94, she recalls a memorable event which took place on a train journey, on the day of her evacuation, from London…

8 November 2023
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Remembering WW2 Special Operations Agent, Phyllis ‘Pippa’ Latour Doyle

The RAF Benevolent Fund would like to pay tribute to the service and life of WW2 Special Operations Agent and Fund beneficiary, Phyllis ‘Pippa’ Latour Doyle.

17 October 2023
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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…

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RAF Benevolent Fund pays tribute to Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson MBE

All at the RAF Benevolent Fund pay tribute to the service and life of Dambusters veteran, Squadron Leader George 'Johnny' Johnson, who sadly passed away yesterday at the…

8 December 2022