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Commemorating bravery of WW2 Catalina Pilots on 80th anniversary

July 17 2024 marks the 80 years since Victoria Cross (VC) decorations were awarded to Catalina pilots Flt Lt John Cruickshank and Flt Lt David Hornell. To commemorate…

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“The Fund’s counselling support inspired me to give back”

Neil Robinson will be commemorating 80 years since his great-uncle’s passing during the milestone D-Day anniversary this year. Inspired by his family background, we…

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Women’s History Month: “My top secret and demanding job at RAF Medmenham during WW2”

This Women’s History Month, we want to celebrate the contributions women have made throughout history in the RAF. We spoke to Sybil Piper, who served in the Women’s…

3 March 2024
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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
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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