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Remembrance Day: Bomber Command veterans speak about wartime experiences

As Remembrance Day is here and we reflect on the sacrifices made by the people who served, the RAF Benevolent Fund spoke to three Second World War veterans.

Albert Jarrett

Tributes paid to Second World War RAF veteran who carried baton at Commonwealth Games and was supported by the RAF Benevolent Fund

Tributes have been paid to an RAF Second World War veteran who carried a baton at the recent Commonwealth Games, in Birmingham and was assisted by the RAF Benevolent…

peenemunde raid

Peenemünde raid – 79 years on

Seventy-seven 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…

17 August 2020
Pippa Doyle

Phyllis Pippa Latour Doyle: My Story

Once a Special Operations agent acting behind enemy lines during the Second World War, Phyllis ‘Pippa’ Latour’s service means she has been able to continue living…

klet 'The Great Escape Stalag Luft III - From the original drawings made by Ley Kenyon 1943'.

Remembering the airmen of the Great Escape

On the night of March 24, 1944 and into the early hours of the next morning, 76 allied airmen from  German Prisoner of War camp, the Stalag Luft III, made their way…

Remembrance is so important, it transcends everything

For Bomber Command veteran Jack Watson Remembrance Sunday has always been a day of quiet reflection. So this year will be no different, despite the COVID-19 restrictions…

8 November 2020